The beloved hymn written by Austrian priest Fr Joseph Mohr was first performed in December 1818.
“In the clear, cold night of Christmas Eve, his voice carried very far. The shooting had stopped and in that silence he sang and the British knew the song and sang back.”
Parish communities asked to consider whether there are vacant properties - houses, granny-flats or spare-rooms which might accommodate refugees.
“Migrants are not a threat to the EU but our policies are a threat to them” - Caritas Europa.
"It is good to see ‘Heads of Agreement’ rather than ‘Headlines of Disagreement’ emerging from the talks."