Fra Filippo Lippi, “The Nativity” (Medici Chapel copy)
Pope Francis delivered the traditional Urbi et Orbi (“To the City [of Rome] and the World”) on Christmas Day. This year, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, he spoke in the Hall of Benediction of St. Peter’s Basilica, the upper area just behind the central loggia where he would usually have delivered his message, with a limited gathering of the faithful.
Following is the full message of the Holy Father.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The birth of Christ is historical reality that finds its full meaning lived in faith.
As mentioned in a previous post, no Masses at the Church for various and sundry reasons. Grrr. However, Mass in the rectory chapel very much makes me feel like the donkey-priest near the manger in the cave, you know, hidden … Continue reading →