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Jan 7, 2021 - 06:10 am .- The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church urged his flock Wednesday to set aside “fear and sorrow” as they celebrate Christmas.
Dec 25, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Giving his traditional Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Friday, Pope Francis called for coronavirus vaccines to be made available to the world’s neediest people. 
Dec 23, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christmas brings joy and strength that can remove the pessimism that has spread in human hearts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dec 20, 2020 - 06:05 am .- Pope Francis advised Catholics Sunday not to waste time complaining about coronavirus restrictions, but to focus instead on helping those in need.
Dec 18, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A Catholic chaplain at a COVID hospital in Rome said he has seen many reasons for hope this Advent, especially in the dedication of medical workers who give their all to save the lives of coronavirus patients.
Dec 17, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican’s liturgy congregation will permit priests to say up to four Masses on Christmas Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on Jan. 1, and Epiphany to accommodate more worshippers amid the pandemic.
Dec 16, 2020 - 05:32 pm .- The head of the EWTN media network encouraged Christians to be hopeful and filled with joy this Christmas, despite efforts by politicians and the secular culture to ‘cancel Christmas.’
Dec 16, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Among the novelties of this year’s “100 Nativity Scenes at the Vatican” exhibit is the inclusion of a miniature Pope Francis honoring the Christ Child.
Dec 15, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A teacher at the art institute where the Vatican’s much-maligned nativity scene was made has responded to its critics.
Dec 13, 2020 - 04:58 am .- ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and, perhaps, to have one’s social media inundated with memes about Christmas being nothing more than a co-opted pagan holiday – maybe a winter solstice celebration – repurposed and baptized by Christianity.
Dec 12, 2020 - 06:45 am .- When truth and beauty are transmitted in art, it fills the heart with joy and hope, Pope Francis told a group of performers on Saturday.
Dec 10, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Pope Francis’ Midnight Mass will begin at 7:30 p.m. this year, as the Italian government extends a national curfew through the Christmas season.
Dec 9, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Do not forget the suffering Christians in Syria, a member of a pontifical aid foundation implored officials from the U.S., Hungary, and Poland on Wednesday.
Dec 4, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Notre-Dame Cathedral choir will return to the damaged cathedral on Christmas Eve to perform a concert that will be broadcast live from Paris.
Nov 3, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Vatican announced the details of the 2020 edition of the annual Christmas display in St. Peter’s Square, intended to be a sign of hope and faith in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Oct 27, 2020 - 05:44 pm .- A new cookbook offers recipes, some more than 1,000 years old, that have been served at the Vatican during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Oct 17, 2020 - 12:00 am .- There is an ancient legend about Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and a spider.
Aug 7, 2020 - 10:00 am .- An Indiana town is defending its Christmas display in court this summer, after a traveller through the area claimed she was offended by the sight of a nativity scene on public land in 2018.
Dec 26, 2019 - 08:00 am .- A group of local Catholics gathered outside Melbourne prison on Christmas Eve to sing carols for Cardinal George Pell.
Dec 26, 2019 - 05:02 am .- The death of St. Stephen, the Church’s first martyr, teaches Catholics to renew their commitment to charity and self-gift, part of the meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis said Thursday.

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