Pope: Festivities become a facade when Christ is left out of Christmas

Posted December 28, 2017 3:23 pm by Editor

Pope: Festivities become a facade when Christ is left out of Christmas

VATICAN – Only when Christ is the focus of the Christmas season do all the colorful lights, carols, special meals and traditions help create a festive and joyous atmosphere, Pope Francis said.

“If we take him away, the lights go out and everything become fake, illusory,” he said at his weekly general audience Dec. 27.”Without Jesus, there is no Christmas. It’s some other celebration, but it isn’t Christmas,” he said to applause.Dedicating his audience talk to the true meaning of Christmas as a celebration of Christ’s birth, the Pope greeted pilgrims gathered in the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall, which was

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