Daily Archives: December 25, 2009

Pope fine after Christmas Eve knock-down

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict appeared to suffer no ill effects after he was knocked to the marble floor of St. Peter’s Basilica on Christmas Eve by a woman the Vatican described as “unbalanced.” French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, 87, was less … Continue reading

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Urbi et Orbi: Little lights, to illuminate vast spaces

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict today delivered a message of Christmas hope, saying a world beset by conflicts and a “grave financial crisis” needs the light of Christ. The pope spoke at his Christmas message and blessing “urbi et orbi” — … Continue reading

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