In the darkness there is always light.
That's the Christmas message of hope from both the Bishop of Raphoe and the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe as they reflect on a year like no other.
As religious leaders, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe Rev Andrew Forester says it's been a difficult year for them not be present with a lot of family members who have lost loved ones throughout 2020.
But Bishop Forester says that in such a dark year, there is was always light:
Echoing those comments, Bishop of Raphoe Alan McGuckian says hope is more important than ever as we enter a new year: