The Holy Father has just given his Christmas message to the people of the UK and all the English speaking world through the programme Thought for the Day of BBC 4.
The Holy Father spoke of his fond memory of the UK Papal visit last September. He explained that God is faithful to all his promises but surprises us by the way he fulfils them.
Christ has destroyed death by his death, he now offers us freedom, hope and brings life.
The Holy Father promised us his prayers and his wish for us is that Christ the Light of the Nations will dispel all darkness,