Pope Francis kisses a figurine of baby Jesus as he attends the Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AFP
Pope Francis kisses a figurine of baby Jesus as he attends the Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AFP

Pope on Christmas: Jesus was poor, so don’t be power-hungry

  • The pontiff rebuked those who sought to gain at the expense of children and other vulnerable people in a homily decrying war and consumerism
  • In a voice that sounded tired and almost hoarse, Pope Francis delivered presided over a Christmas Eve Mass attended by about 7,000 faithful

Pope Francis kisses a figurine of baby Jesus as he attends the Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AFP
Pope Francis kisses a figurine of baby Jesus as he attends the Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AFP
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