December 23, 2010.
The Pope's apartment is
strewn with presents and Christmas greetings during the holiday
season. People from all over the world send him Christmas greetings
to demonstrate their love and support.Fr.
receives Christmas greetings from all over the world, from lots of
Catholics that love him. He also receives small gifts. Often, they
are also symbolic gifts that demonstrate the affection of the
faithful and their spiritual closeness.”
year, some gifts stand out among all the rest. Five prisoners from a
maximum security prison in the northern Italian city of Padua, sent
the Pope 232 panettoni, a typical Italian holiday cake that the
prisoners made themselves. The Pope will share them with his closest
colleagues and other members of the Roman Curia.
presents this Christmas will be a series of films about fictional
priest Don Camillo e Peppone, given to him from the town of
Brescello. Benedict XVI was quoted as saying in the recent book
“Light of the World” that he really liked the comical series.
are just a few presents the Pope will share with what is called the