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Remember the poor and shun materialism, pope says on Christmas Eve

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By ITN News Editor December 25, 2018 12:54

Remember the poor and shun materialism, pope says on Christmas Eve

Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Christmas, urging people in the developed world to seek a simpler, less materialistic life and condemning the yawning gap between the rich and the poor.

Francis, 82, marking the sixth Christmas of his papacy, led a solemn service for nearly 10,000 people in St. Peter’s Basilica for his traditional Christmas Eve Mass.

In his homily, Francis said the infant Jesus, born in poverty in a stable, should make everyone, particularly those who have become “greedy and voracious,” reflect on the real meaning of life.Francis, the first pope from Latin America, has made defending the poor a hallmark of his papacy.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 25, 2018 12:54