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Pope to deliver Thought for the Day

The Pope will deliver the Christmas Eve Thought For The Day message on BBC Radio 4.

His Christmas message to the British people tomorrow follows a visit to Britain in September – the first official state visit to the country by a pontiff.

It is an unprecedented move, as Pope Benedict XVI is not thought to have presented material specifically written for a radio or TV audience before. The Pope's message will be broadcast at 7.45am during the Today programme. It was recorded in Rome yesterday.