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Prison inmates send Pope a special Christmas gift

2010-12-23

Fr.Federico Lombardi
VaticanSpokesman

The Popereceives Christmas greetings from all over the world, from lots ofCatholics that love him. He also receives small gifts. Often, theyare also symbolic gifts that demonstrate the affection of thefaithful and their spiritual closeness.”

Thisyear, some gifts stand out among all the rest. Five prisoners from amaximum security prison in the northern Italian city of Padua, sentthe Pope 232 panettoni, a typical Italian holiday cake that theprisoners made themselves. The Pope will share them with his closestcolleagues and other members of the Roman Curia.

Otherpresents this Christmas will be a series of films about fictionalpriest Don Camillo e Peppone, given to him from the town ofBrescello. Benedict XVI was quoted as saying in the recent book“Light of the World” that he really liked the comical series.

Theseare just a few presents the Pope will share with what is called the“Pontifical Family”.

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