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Pope's message 'took people by surprise'

Today is the first time that the Pope addressed the people of one country in a seasonal message through our regular Thought for the Day slot.

The Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, examines whether the Pope is showing a more liberal side to his ministry.

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