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Statement on the 2020 Christmas card

Date: Tue 15th Dec, 2020 | 10:29

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have sent their annual Christmas cards.

This year’s card features a quote from the President about the importance of solidarity and compassion as core principles for our collective response to the Covid-19 pandemic:

“The principles that serve as a guide in our renewed commitment to combat the Covid-19 virus are based on some fundamental values that surely represent the best of ourselves, such as Solidarity, Care, Compassion and Kindness. Being effective requires positive commitments from us all and we need to speak and encourage each other to have a vision of the light that will surely come from all of our efforts when renewed and redoubled.”

A reproduction of the painting “Madonna and Child” by Italian artist Guido Reni features on the front of the card.