Pope held Christmas mass in the Vatican in front of 200 believers

The mass in memory of the birth of Christ around 2,000 years ago was broadcast live in several countries and on the Internet. The head of the Catholic Church placed the theme of God’s grace at the center of his sermon. “The nourishment of life is to love God and neighbor,” said the Holy Father. Instead of feeling sorry, let the believers be called to help their neighbor to take care of him. “God’s love reminds us that the time we have should not be used to pity us but to comfort those who are suffering,” said Francis.

The 84-year-old Pope will not recite the Christmas message on December 25th and the blessing “Urbi et Orbi” (“The city and the world”) from the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica, but in the cathedral’s benediction hall.

As early as Easter, Francis had not spoken this blessing from the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica, as usual. Instead, after the festive mass, he held his Easter address with very few believers in front of the main altar in the empty St. Peter’s Basilica and then donated the blessing.

The noon prayer of the Angelus, which is customary on Sundays and feast days, with an address by the Pope will be broadcast by the Vatican media on April 26/27 December and January 1st, 3rd and 6th not from the window on the third floor of the Apostolic Palace, but from the library of the Apostolic Palace. From there, Francis had recently given the weekly video addresses of the otherwise usual general audience.


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