Tag Archives: December 8

‘Catholic Press Photo’ — Pope’s Christmas Card For 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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If you Italian is a bit rusty what it says is:
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Click to access the “Catholic Press Photo” Website … with AMAZING pictures.


Alessia Giuliani

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.

2015 card2016 card & 2017 card.

I used to post them on my then widely read but now defunct “Popes and Papacy” blog. 

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.

Thank YOU.

Merry Christmas.


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by Anura Guruge

‘Catholic Press Photo’ — Pope’s Christmas Card For 2017.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.

If you Italian is a bit rusty what it says is:
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Catholicpresslogo

Click to access the “Catholic Press Photo” Website … with AMAZING pictures.


Alessia Giuliani

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.

2015 card & 2016 card.

I used to post them on my then widely read but now defunct “Popes and Papacy” blog. 

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.

Thank YOU.

Merry Christmas.


Related posts:
++++ Search ‘Catholic Press Photo.


by Anura Guruge

Poor John Lennon, Of ‘The Beatles’, Was Murdered This Day, 37-Years Ago; December 8, 1980.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Wikipedia: /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_John_Lennon


They say that people remember when they were when they heard that President John K. Kennedy had been shot on November 22, 1963. I do too. I was in Ceylon, all of 10-years old. My adoptive father got a phone call. I don’t know from whom. Then he came and sat down and said: ‘President Kennedy had been shot‘.

I was 27-years old when John Lennon got killed. I remember that more graphically.

We, and by that I mean MOST Brits living in Great Britain at the time, did not hear about the tragic shooting until the next day, Tuesday, December 9, 1980. That was because the shooting took place in New York at 10:50pm U.S. Eastern Time. It was already Tuesday morning in Britain.

I heard the news, that totally shattered me, on my company car radio, around 8am, while seated in traffic, in north London trying to get to work at ITT in Cockfosters. I can still see it in my mind’s eye. Me sitting in traffic. Yet another damp, dark, dreary December morning. It was all shades of grey and brown. I sat there in shock.

Wow. 37-years ago.


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by Anura Guruge

‘Catholic Press Photo’ — Pope Francis Christmas Card For 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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       …..

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”

Catholicpresslogo

Click to access the “Catholic Press Photo” Website … with AMAZING pictures.


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From the “Catholic Press Photo” Website. Use link embedded in image above to access the Website.


Alessia Giuliani

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.

2010 card, 2012 card, & 2015 card.

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.

Thank YOU.

Merry Christmas.


The 2010 Card for a bit of Nostalgia.


Related posts:
++++ Search ‘Catholic Press Photo at thePopes and Papacy’ blog.


by Anura Guruge

Malaysian Airlines MH370: 2 Year 9 Month Anniversary, December 8, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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A year ago!

A year ago!

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by Anura Guruge

‘Catholic Press Photo’ — Pope Francis Christmas Card For 2015.

by Anura Guruge


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If you Italian is a bit rusty what it says is
“Wishing you a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year
in (this) Extraordinary Jubilee (Year) of Mercy”

Catholicpresslogo

Click to access the “Catholic Press Photo” Website … with AMAZING pictures.

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From the “Catholic Press Photo” Website. Use link embedded in image above to access the Website.


Alessia Giuliani

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.

2008 card, 2009 card, 2010 card, 2011 card.

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.

Thank YOU.

Merry Christmas.


The image depicted is that of Pope Francis pushing open the special big bronze door to St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on December 8, 2015, to commence the Jubilee Year.

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See more pictures and read about it in the U.K. “Telegraph” by clicking on image


The 2010 Card for a bit of Nostalgia.


Related posts:
++++ Search ‘Catholic Press Photo at thePopes and Papacy’ blog.


by Anura Guruge