Welcome to my holiday edition of Vatican Insider!

We now have Christmas just behind us and the start of the New Year 2019 just ahead of us. I hope your days have been beautiful and blessed by health, happiness and the holiness and joy of the season. The next time you read or hear someone say the word JOY, remember that J is for Jesus, O is for others and Y is for you – the order of our priorities!

In place of an interview this weekend, I have prepared a special on Christmas in the Vatican. I know you are busy with family and friends and holiday events and perhaps a few football games but if you have time, tune in to Vatican Insider.

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