Pope assails greed, pilgrims celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem3 min read 25 Dec 2018, 02:25 PM IST
Pope Francis will deliver his sixth Urbi et Orbi address on Tuesday, Christmas Day -- when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ -- to pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter's Square
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories: Pope Francis assailed the “insatiable greed" of today’s consumerism at the Vatican and pilgrims crowded into the church at the traditional site of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem on Tuesday as Christmas celebrations began worldwide. Thousands attended mass on Monday night at the Vatican’s Saint Peter’s Basilica, where Pope Francis, the head of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics, offered his Christmas homily. “An insatiable greed marks all human history, even today, when, paradoxically, a few dine luxuriantly while all too many go without the daily bread needed to survive," the 82-year-old pope said.
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