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Mexicans face difficult Christmas due to pandemic

The Christmas Festivities or lack of them is going to leave an ache in the hearts of millions of family orientated Mexicans this year. While many will risk everything and anything to be together and close, for this most holy and cherished festive celebration, many others will remain in isolation, in the midst of pandemic, hoping for a vaccine to return to a normality, which is forever changed.

Pope Francis prays for Central America hit by natural disasters

Pope Francis, following the recitation of the Angelus on this the first Sunday of Advent reiterated his closeness to the people of Central America who are suffering as a result of recent natural disasters.

Pope at Angelus: Advent is a continuous call to hope

Following Mass with new Cardinals in St Peter’s Basilica on the First Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis during the Angelus told the faithful that this season is one of expectation and hope.

Pope at Mass: ‘Faith is a love story for people in love!”

Pope Francis and the new Cardinals created during Saturday’s Consistory concelebrate Mass on the First Sunday of Advent inviting the faithful to get close to the Lord and to serve their neighbours.

Vatican Museums: Come, let us worship #1

“The depiction of Jesus’ birth is itself a simple and joyful proclamation of the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God.” These words of Pope Francis recall how the birth of Jesus has inspired generations of artists throughout history to evangelize through beauty. Every week the Vatican Museums and Vatican News offer a masterpiece from the pontifical collections, which are accompanied with a reflection from the Popes.

The Pope and the new Cardinals visit Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, greeted and blessed the 13 new Cardinals whom he met in the chapel of the “Mater Ecclesiae” monastery in the Vatican after the consistory.

Ethiopia: Government launches offensive on Mekelle

Ethiopian government forces have reportedly launched an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the north of the country. Pope Francis has repeatedly appealed to the parties involved to refrain from violence and protect civilians.

Belarus President prepared to resign under new Constitution

Belarus' longtime President Alexander Lukashenko says he is prepared to resign if a new constitution is adopted. His announcement follows months of protests against his disputed re-election in August.

Cardinal Gregory’s vision: protect, care for and strengthen the flock

On Saturday afternoon, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington DC became Cardinal Wilton Gregory. At that moment, he also became the first African-American Cardinal.

Pope urges new cardinals to stay on the Lord’s road

Pope Francis urged new cardinals he created on Saturday not to stray away from “journeying on God’s road”. The red colour of the cardinals’ attire, which symbolizes blood, he warned, “can, for a worldly spirit, become the colour of a secular ‘eminence’”.