Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican. Photo: AP

Pope Francis kicks off Christmas celebrations with Mass as thousands gather in Bethlehem

  • In her traditional Christmas Day message, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was to describe 2019 as ‘quite bumpy’ after a year of crises in the royal family
  • In France, travellers faced more disruption due to the bitter three-week strike by train drivers fighting government pension reform plans
Topic |   Religion
Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican. Photo: AP
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