Al-Sisi's Visit Marks 1st Time a Head of State Participates in Celebration
"Holy Mother Church teaches us to end the year and also our days with an examination of conscience ... to be grateful and to ask for forgiveness"
"Jesus, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, is born for us, born in Bethlehem of a Virgin, fulfilling the ancient prophecies."
Prays for Those Suffering Due to Violence, Persecution and Sickness
Compares Plight of Christians to the Holy Family Fleeing to Egypt
"It's never too late to invite the Christ Child into our hearts"
"This Christmas I am heartened by the news from Stormont that our politicians have made progress in removing some of the stumbling blocks obstructing the path to lasting peace."
Remembers Modern Day Martyrs on Feast of St. Stephen During Angelus Address
Remembers Persecuted Christians in the Middle East
"The Holy Father reminded us not to forget our ancestors -- our models of faith -- who brought the Good News to our country"
Recalls Apostolic Visit in August