Pope Francis leads the recitation of the Angelus prayer Dec. 27, 2020, from the library of the Apostolic Palace. Marking the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis announced the Catholic Church will observe a special year dedicated to the family from March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
At the Angelus prayer on the feast of Saint Stephen, Pope Francis urges Christians to witness to faith in Christ, by repaying evil with good and breaking the cycle of hatred with love.
December 27, 2020