Pope to deliver Thought for the Day

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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.