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With the United Kingdom criticised for opting out of a European Union plan to resettle thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East, what should be the Christian response to immigration and does Scripture offer any guidance?
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The Archbishop of Birmingham has described the love of father and mother as “complementary” and “a precious gift that we should wish for every child”, while praising the hard work of many single parents.
The Vatican has released a Femen activist who on Christmas Day seized the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the centre of St Peter's Square.
The Bishop of Shrewsbury has reminded Catholics that sex belongs solely within marriage, as the bishops of England and Wales launches a consultation into how best the Church can accompany engaged couples, divorcees and gay Catholics.
An uncompromising message about the Church's teaching on sexuality, marriage and family life will delivered by Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury in a pastoral letter on Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family.
Pope Francis said the Feast of St Stephen, the first martyr of the Church, strips it “of that false saccharine-sweetness that does not belong to it”.
"The music of your hymns will be accompanied by tears" Pope Francis told Christians in the Middle East, in a moving letter that promises solidarity with them as they face a Christmas without shelter, driven from home by Islamic State militants.
“God is in love with our smallness,” Pope Francis said during Midnight Mass, just hours after speaking to Iraqi refugees at a camp in Irbil.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols used his homily for Midnight Mass to reflect on a year in which "power-crazed extremists" drove Christians from their homes in the Middle East, and urged people to bring those who suffer violence and persecution before God at Christmas.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined? (Is 9:1).
Hundreds of homeless people celebrated Christmas with turkey, presents and free phone calls home on Saturday thanks to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.