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The city’s transit authority said it could only run a Christmas ad by the Archdiocese if it was more ‘commercial’

‘If we take him away, the lights go out and everything becomes fake,’ Holy Father says

‘We remember the birth of Jesus Christ, whose only sanctuary was a stable in Bethlehem. He knew rejection, hardship and persecution.’

Christmas invites us to focus on the sign of the Child and to recognise him in the faces of little children

‘An outdated model of development continues to produce human, societal and environmental decline’

The prime minister praised ‘Christian values of love, service and compassion’

‘The faith we proclaim tonight makes us see God present in all those situations where we think he is absent’

‘So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary’

Priests in small parishes often rely on the Christmas and Easter collections

The Entertainer will let staff spend the day with their families