"God Has Embraced Pagans, Sinners and Foreigners, and Demands That We Do the Same" – In the "Revolutionary Tenderness" of Christmas, "A New Imagination of Love"
HOMILY OF POPE FRANCISTHE NATIVITY OF THE LORD – MASS IN THE HOLY NIGHTST PETER’S BASILICA24 DECEMBER 2017Mary “gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:7). In these plain and clear words, Luke brings us to the heart of that holy night: Mary gave birth; she gave us Jesus, the Light of the world. A simple story that plunges us into the event that changes our history forever. Everything, that night, became a source of hope.Let us