Covid-19 dominates Christmas messages from Christian leaders

Pope urges nations to share Covid vaccines while archbishop of Canterbury insists ‘darkness has not overcome the light’

Christian leaders have delivered their Christmas messages, with the pope calling on nations to share Covid-19 vaccines and the archbishop of Canterbury saying that despite a testing year, “darkness has still not overcome the light”.

Pope Francis delivered his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) message virtually from a lectern inside the Vatican instead of from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica before tens of thousands of people.

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