Pope lights Gubbio tree, Irish Synod, Ukraine

Gubbio Christmas Tree

The Feast of Immaculate Conception, Bethlehem lights Christmas tree, Nth Ireland adoption laws, Cardinal to meet Ethiopian Patriarch, Pakistan appeal for justice, and the Pope's message for Argentina election.

Vatican releases pope's Christmas season schedule (CNS)

Irish Synod launched: Limerick bishop says church of the future must be inclusive (The Irish Times)

Northern Ireland Bishops: New Adoption Law Violates Religious Freedom (Vatican Radio)

Catholics in Western and Eastern Ukraine defy the most adverse conditions (Aid to the Church in Need/Archdiocese of Melbourne)

Pope Francis uses tablet to illuminate Gubbio Christmas tree (Vatican Radio)

Immaculate Conception: art before the dogma (Vatican Radio)

Pope Francis pays homage to Our Lady at Piazza di Spagna (Vatican Radio)

Dozens of People suffering from Disabilities graduate in Catholic Institution in Swaziland (Vatican Radio)

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri in Ethiopia: Will also meet Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox (Vatican Radio)

Pope issues decrees in sainthood causes of eight women (The Catholic Weekly)

Appeal to Pakistan for release of Asia Bibi and justice for Christians burned alive (Vatican Insider)

Pope calls for stability in Argentina ahead of election: media (Reuters)

Across the Holy Lands on foot (National Geographic)


Bethlehem marks holiday season with Christmas tree lighting, fireworks (Reuters)

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