Pope Francis’ Homily from Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican

Posted December 24, 2017 8:59 pm by Salt and Light Media

Pope Francis’ Homily from Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican

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Mary “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 go back a few verses. By decree of the Emperor, Mary and Joseph found themselves forced

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