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Inside the Vatican
On “Inside the Vatican” this week, veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell and host Colleen Dulle give an update on the former pope’s health. The rest of the podcast looks at three of Pope Francis’ Christmas messages.
a close up of a gingerbread man with x letters for eyes and a frowny face
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
What happens when the first "normal" Christmas since 2019 turns into a sitcom-level celebration in which everything that can go wrong does go wrong?
pope francis sits in his wheelchair in front of the nativity scene which is on the left of the photo in the vatican audience hall
Pope Francis
Pope Francis reflects on Christmas and on St. Francis de Sales, who tells us “to desire nothing and reject nothing, to accept everything that God sends us.”
Local residents sing Christmas carols during an air raid alarm inside a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Catholic News Service
In his Christmas message, he offered special greetings to “our soldiers at the front,” to civilians and soldiers who have been wounded and to all those mourning the loss of loved ones.
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads his Christmas message and his blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 25, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the pope’s message inviting people to pay less attention to presents and more to prayer,.
Children walk next to Pope Francis after visiting the Nativity Scene at the conclusion of Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 24, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithPope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
‘Why is the manger so important? Because it is the sign, and not by chance, of Christ’s coming into this world. It is how he announces his coming.’