VATICAN CITY — On a Christmas like no other, Pope Francis prayed for people who could not be with their families because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he urged everyone to recognize and help those who are suffering even more.
The birth of Christ is a gift from God that brings people hope and courage in troubled times, Pope Francis said Christmas Eve.
While Christmas has become a universal holiday, even for many nonbelievers, its celebration always should focus on the reality that God sent his son into the world to save humanity, Pope Francis said.
MARYSVILLE – During Advent this year and last, five families — and their pastor — have turned a huge pile of plywood and white paint into life-size silhouettes for a Nativity scene at their parish.
SEATTLE – The restrictions of COVID-19 mean lots of changes for Christmas Masses, but one thing that won’t change at St. James Cathedral is its beautiful decorations.