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Pope Francis to send special Christmas letter on Sunday


This Sunday the Catholic Church begins Advent, the preparation period before Christmas. Pope Francis will inaugurate it in a special way. He announced how on Wednesday during the General Audience.

POPE FRANCIS
Nov. 26, 2019
I will visit Greccio to pray in the place where the first Nativity scene was made by St. Francis of Assisi. I will send a letter to all believers to help them understand the meaning of the nativity scene.

What St. Francis did in the 13th century was a live Nativity scene which allowed people to participate more actively in Christmas. The pope will visit this small Italian town on Sunday afternoon.

Javier Romero
Melissa Butz