- Apr 1, 2020
The Christmas season is a time to reflect on what life is all about, Pope Francis told an international group of performers.
Proceeds from a Christmas concert at the Vatican starring Lionel Richie, Bonnie Tyler and Susan Boyle will go to help protect the Amazon and support indigenous communities there.
As the celebration of Christmas draws near, the plight of the Holy Family calls to mind the sufferings of the many men, women and children escaping war and persecution, Pope Francis said.
“Christmas is a heartfelt feast, participatory, capable of warming the coldest hearts, of removing the walls of indifference toward one’s neighbor, of encouraging openness toward the other and giving freely,” Pope Francis said at a charity Christmas concert in the Vatican.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For the boys at St. Paul’s Choir School just off Harvard Square, the weeks leading up to Christmas are always the busiest time of year. And this season, their schedules are all the more hectic, the result of a major record deal and national TV special that’s
Rock legend Patti Smith, the “Godmother of Punk,” will join 17 other artists performing at the Vatican’s annual Christmas concert Dec. 13, the Vatican’s press office announced. The concert, at Conciliation Auditorium in Rome, will be shown live on television. The London Independent reported Friday that Smith met and shook