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# christmas address

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Michael D Higgins: Irish people's response to Covid challenges has been one of courage and resilience
Uachtarán na hÉireann used his Christmas address to praise people for their “deep commitment to others”.
Pope Francis urges humility as he chides cardinals and bishops in Christmas address
As he has before, the pontiff used his annual Christmas address to take Vatican administrators to task for their perceived moral and personal failings.
Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation
The President also wished everyone in Ireland a Happy Christmas and a New Year of hope and promise.
Michael D Higgins' Christmas message: 'Far too many people missing the security of home'
In his annual address, Higgins called for “a new commitment to social solidarity” both at home and abroad.
Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'
In his annual address, Higgins said that Christmas was a time to reflect on the year gone by and to think of the story “that lies at the heart of this festive season”.