2020 Romfilatelia Christmas stamps show National Cathedral mosaic of Virgin Mary

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/11/2020 Two special stamps have been issued by Romfilatelia for Christmas this year, with the designs telling the story of the Annunciation of the Theotokos and the Nativity of the Lord through mosaic icons. The stamps see Virgin Mary receiving the good news of Christ’s incarnation from the Archangel Gabriel and Mary ...

‘Nativity war’: Baby Jesus to be allowed in French town halls, despite secularists’ complaints

RT.com - 14/11/16 Baby Jesus, as well as Mary, Joseph, and the three wise men will be allowed in French public places this Christmas, but on several conditions, a court ruled. Secularists have long argued that it is against a 1905 law on separation of church and state. A French administrative court (Conseil d’Etat) gave the green ...

“The Light and the Peace of Bethlehem” – Patriarch Daniel of Romania

25/12/15 Christmas carols represent the liveliest expression of the tradition of the Romanian people through which the mystery of God’s love towards humankind shown in Jesus Christ is poetically presented. In the Romanian tradition, carols are characterized by their theological depth and by the simplicity of their form, as a lively manifestation of the popular theological and ...