If you Italian is a bit rusty what it says is:
“In Christ appeared the grace, mercy, tenderness of the Father: Jesus and Love made flesh
— Father Francis”
Posting the Catholic Press Photo, “Pope’s Christmas Card,” has been one of my cherished annual traditions since 2008, one that I eagerly look forward to as soon as we enter December.
I used to post them on my then widely read “Popes and Papacy” blog. Though it is still active I don’t update it much. So this year I am starting by posting the card here.
The Rome-based Catholic Press Photo, established over 40 years ago, now led by Alessia Giuliani, the daughter of one of the founders, has been a good friend. This gives me a chance to highlight their excellent work. Enjoy their pictures … especially those of the cardinals.
This year’s card comes with good wishes from Alessia, Monica, Giancarlo e Emanuela.
The 2010 Card for a bit of Nostalgia.
++++ Search ‘Catholic Press Photo’ at the ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog.