Edit: the Pope's secretary has been given a new post, Prefect of the Papal Household in addition to his current one. He will be an Archbishop.
Vatican City (kath.net/KNA) Pope Benedict XVI. will personally lead the Vatican celebrations on Christmas and the New Year. As the Vatican explains on Tuesday, the Pope will celebrate the Midnight Mass at 10pm to celebrate the birth of Christ. On Christmas day he will also personally give the traditional blessing >>Urbi et Orbi<< in the main loggia of St. Peters Cathedral. Then he will deliver his Christmas message as well. On Silvester evening Benedict will hold an evening prayer with the >>Te Deum<< to close the year at St. Peter's Cathedral. In the morning of the new year, he will celebrate Holy Mass.
On January 6th, the feast of the >>Epiphany<<, the Pope will celebrate Mass before mid-day and consecrate several Vatican priests as Bishops. Among them is his longtime secretary George Ganswein, who will function in the future as the Prefect of the Papal House. On January 13th, at the feast of the Baptism of Jesus, where the Pope will give several children the sacrament of baptism in the Sixtine Chapel.
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