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Pope Francis: Christmas Homilies and Addresses

Author(s): Pope Francis

ISBN13: 9781847308207

ISBN10: 1847308201

Publisher: Veritas Publications (1/2 November 2017)

Extent: 112 pages

Binding: Paperback

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  • The Christmas season offers a welcome opportunity to unwind and spend quality time with family and loved ones but it is, above all, a period in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who was made incarnate in order to ‘free us from darkness and grant us light’.  

    This booklet, which is comprised of a selection of Pope Francis’ festive homilies, addresses and messages, invites the reader to see beyond the material trappings of the Christmas holidays and to meditate upon the gift of the Infant Jesus, who came ‘among us to show the face of the father abounding in love and mercy’.  

  • Pope Francis


     

    Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a young man, he worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the Jesuits. He was ordained a priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979, was Argentina’s Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and was appointed a Cardinal in 2001.

     

    Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, Bergoglio was named his successor on 13 March. He chose the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first non-European Pope in over 1200 years.

     

    Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths.



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