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25 December 2019 04:33

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During the service at Canterbury Cathedral, Justin Welby will say "darkness is a monster that lies" compared with "love-filled whispers of the light." Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were stabbed to death in a terror attack near London Bridge last month. The archbishop is also expected to reflect on his recent visit to Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and its efforts to tackle recent outbreak of the Ebola virus. Mr Welby will describe Canterbury, a place of some 50,000 people, as a "city of peace celebrating Christmas", before comparing it to Beni, which is five times the size of the Kent city. The archbishop is expected to say: "It [Beni] has been at the centre of the second worst outbreak of Ebola; about 3,000 people have died. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Archbishop of Canterbury will tell people to reflect on the London Bridge terror attack "Whether solid or illusion, they are the reality with which we live, if we believe the dark.

It comes after the spiritual leader of the Church of England shared a message of unity on 23 December, as he appealed to anyone who felt "embarrassed or ashamed" during the festive period. Meanwhile, in his homily on Christmas Eve, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, said that after "so much bitter political discourse and division" we "are to look one another in the eye and see there all that is good". Cardinal Nichols added during Midnight Mass at Westminster Cathedral: "The source of that good in every person we meet is, of course, the life of God, a divine goodness, which shows itself fully in Christ Jesus." Justin Welby will tell those gathered at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent that darkness is a "monster that lies", as he refers to the attack in the capital last month that left two people dead. The archbishop is also expected to talk about a recent visit to the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo - where there has been an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Image: Two people died in last month's London Bridge attack His sermon will come during a Eucharist service at 11am on Christmas Day.

"Canterbury - a place of some 50,000 people, is a city of peace celebrating Christmas," he is expected to say. "Now imagine a city five times this size where its citizens face disease and war this December 25. "It has been at the centre of the second worst outbreak of Ebola; about three thousand people have died. He is expected to add: "Whether solid or illusion, they are the reality with which we live, if we believe the dark." Image: Pope Francis said the birth of Jesus was a reminder of God's unconditional love for everyone Pope Francis, meanwhile, assured the faithful on Christmas Eve that God loves everyone, "even the worst of us". The pontiff celebrated midnight mass at St Peter's Basilica, unveiling a statue of the newborn Jesus lying in a nativity scene at the foot of the altar.

Francis said the birth of Jesus was a reminder of God's unconditional love for everyone, "even the worst of us". Image: The pontiff celebrated midnight mass at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican "God does not love you because you think and act the right way," he said. Image: A midnight mass was held at the Church of Nativity In Bethlehem, thousands of Christian pilgrims have flocked to celebrate Christmas in the traditional birthplace of Jesus. The Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born, hosted Palestinian dignitaries and pilgrims from around the world for a midnight Mass. The Archbishop of Canterbury will reflect on the London Bridge terror attack during his Christmas Day sermon.

Justin Welby is to tell worshippers at Canterbury Cathedral that darkness is a "monster that lies" as he refers to the terrorist atrocity which killed 25-year-old Jack Merritt and 23-year-old Saskia Jones. During his address, the archbishop is also expected to speak of a recent visit to Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has had an outbreak of the Ebola virus. He will deliver his sermon during a Eucharist service at 11am on Christmas Day. So whatever your Christmas looks like – full of joy or sadness, surrounded by people or alone – my prayer is that you know this: God is with you. That's what "Immanuel" means – "God with us". That's the miracle. "Canterbury – a place of some 50,000 people, is a city of peace celebrating Christmas," he is expected to tell the congregation. "Now imagine a city five times this size where its citizens face disease and war this December 25. "It has been at the centre of the second worst outbreak of Ebola; about three thousand people have died. Its growling claims seem to call out with a louder volume than the love filled whispers of the light. He is due to add: "Whether solid or illusion, they are the reality with which we live, if we believe the dark." While discussing darkness and light, the archbishop, leader of the Church of England, is also due to tell the cathedral in Kent that "the closer we get to the light the more our imperfections are revealed". The Archbishop of Canterbury will address the London Bridge horror assault during his Christmas Day sermon. Justin Welby is to repeat worshippers at Canterbury Cathedral that darkness is a 'monster that lies' as he refers to the terrorist atrocity which killed 25-yr-broken-down Jack Merritt and 23-yr-broken-down Saskia Jones. The archbishop also will likely be anticipated to talk about of a fresh consult with to Beni, within the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has had a scourge of the Ebola virus. Its growling claims appear to call out with a louder quantity than the admire stuffed whispers of the sunshine,' Justin Welby is anticipated to repeat worshippers, 'We inspect the shadows out of the nook of our eyes. Justin Welby is to repeat worshippers at Canterbury Cathedral that darkness is a 'monster that lies' as he refers to the terrorist atrocity which killed 25-yr-broken-down Jack Merritt and 23-yr-broken-down Saskia Jones (pictured: Usman Khan is subdued by law enforcement officers after the assault) He'll lift his sermon during a Eucharist service at 11am on Christmas Day. 'It has been on the centre of the 2nd worst outbreak of Ebola; about three thousand americans have died. 'Its Anglican bishop is alight with Christ, continually fresh, continually giving of himself. Its growling claims appear to call out with a louder quantity than the admire stuffed whispers of the sunshine. 'Canterbury – a location of some 50,000 americans, is a metropolis of peace celebrating Christmas,' he's anticipated to repeat the congregation. While discussing darkness and mild, the archbishop, leader of the Church of England, also will likely be attributable to repeat the cathedral in Kent that 'the closer we to find to the sunshine the extra our imperfections are revealed.'