Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Christmas celebrated under shadow of pandemic

  • Pope Francis leads low-key Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s Basilica amid Covid-19 curfew rules
  • The usual holiday crowds are missing around the world, as pandemic forces millions to cancel plans and limit festivities

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
READ FULL ARTICLE