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Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Christmas message

Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Christmas message

I would like to bring to everyone the message that the Church proclaims on this feast with the words of the prophet Isaiah: “To us a child is born, to us a son is given” (Is 9:6)

A culture of care as a path to peace

A culture of care as a path to peace

At the dawn of a new year, I extend cordial greetings to Heads of State and Government, leaders of International Organizations, spiritual leaders and followers of the different religions, and to men and women of good will.

Here am I, send me (Is 6:8)

Here am I, send me (Is 6:8)

I wish to express my gratitude to God for the commitment with which the Church throughout the world carried out the Extraordinary Missionary Month last October.

Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee

Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee

At the beginning of this year, in my Address to the members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, I pointed to the tragedy of internally displaced people as one of the challenges of our contemporary world: