Archive of December 20, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 20, 2006

World still seeks true Savior, must avoid false prophets and shortcuts, Pope says

Dec 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting with nearly 8,000 pilgrims in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Pope Benedict XVI reflected today on the coming celebration of Christmas.  During his weekly General Audience, the Pontiff said that - even without knowing it - mankind still awaits their salvation, though many listen to “false prophets” who, “continue to propose 'low cost' salvation," which results in disillusionment.”

Vatican's Christmas tree to be officially lit Wednesday evening

Dec 20, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican announced that this evening Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, president of the Governorate of Vatican City State, will preside at the official lighting ceremony of the Christmas tree which was erected in St. Peter's Square last Wednesday. The tree stands next to the nativity scene, which will be inaugurated in the next few days.