Daily Archives: December 25, 2010

Full Text of Pope Benedict’s ‘Urbi et Orbi’ today in Rome

Verbum caro factum est” – “The Word became flesh” (Jn 1:14). Dear brothers and sisters listening to me here in Rome and throughout the world, I joyfully proclaim the message of Christmas: God became man; he came to dwell among … Continue reading

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The infinite distance is overcome…

Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Benedict XVI gave at tonight’s Christmas Eve Mass, celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. Dear Brothers and Sisters! “You are my son, this day I have begotten you” – with this passage from … Continue reading

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A reflection on the Nativity: Pope Leo the Great

All share in the joy of Christmas Our Saviour, dearly-beloved, was born today: let us be glad. For there is no proper place for sadness, when we keep the birthday of the Life, which destroys the fear of mortality and brings to us … Continue reading

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