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Holy Land Christian leader: Trump’s Jerusalem decision will cause...

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Aid to the Church in NeedThe Holy Land’s most senior Roman Catholic bishop has spoken out against President Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.Talking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, warned that the move could increase tensions in the region. He said: ‘I think that this will create a big problem, an explosion in all of the Arab countries especially the Muslim countries. Jerusalem should be at the end of these negotiations, not the beginning....

Pope: Nativity scenes and Christmas trees are visible signs of God's compassion

Friday 8 December 2017

Catholic News Service

Pope Francis says that a Nativity scene and a Christmas tree, like those displayed in St Peter's Square, are visible reminders of God's benevolence and closeness to all men and women.

Traditional Christmas displays are ‘the signs of the heavenly Father's compassion, of his participation and closeness to humanity who experience not being abandoned in dark times, but instead visited and accompanied in their difficulties,’ the pope said this week. He was meeting delegations from Poland and Italy who responsible for the 2017 Vatican Christmas tree and Nativity scene.
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