Pope Benedict XVI gave a short address to the English-speaking world this Christmas Eve morning, becoming the first pontiff to deliver a meditation on national radio.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s morning program called ‘Thought for the Day’ – a short slot running since 1970 and given to religious leaders and thinkers to share a topical reflection - the Holy Father recalled his visit to Britain and spoke about the true meaning of Christmas.
Traditionally, the Christmas Eve meditation is given by the Archbishop of Westminster or the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Pope’s words were recorded at the Vatican on Wednesday, and the broadcast can be heard here.
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