Christmas is a time for Christians to be proud and confident in their Faith. We celebrate the birth of the Saviour of the world, and we should not be shy or inhibited in proclaiming this truth. It is a universal truth: Jesus is Saviour of all and he is Prince of Peace.
It is sometimes mistakenly thought that we should qualify or dumb down our Christian witness since so many people do not share our Faith. It is important to remember, however, that Christians will be respected and listened to if they profess their Faith with clarity, firmness and conviction. A weak message will have little effect.
We owe it to all those for whom our Saviour died to sing and cry out with joy that a Saviour has been born for us, that a Son has been given to us. He is Christ the Lord!
Archbishop of Southwark
Over 7000 people joined Archbishop Kevin McDonald at Aylesford for a Diocesan celebration for the year of the Eucharist.
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Archbishop McDonald and Bishop Hine
with Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz,
the recently appointed Papal Nuncio to Great Britain
who joined us last year for the Chrism Mass
Archbishop Kevin's homily at the Mass of Chrism on Maundy Thursday, 24 March 2005 at St George's Cathedral.