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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem’s homily at Midnight Mass (full text)

Catholic World News - December 26, 2012

“I greet you all from the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, a few steps away from the grotto where the Blessed Virgin brought forth her admirable Son into the world,” Patriarch Fouad Twal preached in his homily at Midnight Mass. “I greet all our television viewers and especially the faithful of the diaspora.”

“On Christmas night we celebrate the event that brought us the good news of salvation; the night that brings about and announces other wondrous nights, like that of creation, and the night of Holy Thursday that preceded the resurrection of the Lord,” he continued. “This night promises to be the dawn of a new era for mankind.” [click link below for full text]

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