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Poor stressed at Christmas, says Conry

05 December 2013 | by Elena Curti | Comments: 0

Christmas can be a frightening time for people who worry they don’t have the money to spend on food and gifts that they and others expect, Bishop Kieran Conry said this week in a statement to mark Bible Sunday which falls tomorrow.Bishop Conry, who chairs the Bishops’ Conference’s Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, advocates reading the Bible to address the high levels of stress and anxiety some feel in the weeks leading up to Christmas. He singled out people on low incomes and with difficult personal relationships as some of the worst affected and said that the words of peace and hope in the Bible were life-changing.“Christmas is supposed to be a celebration of all that is good, but for many it is actually frightening, if they don’t have the finan ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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