“This Child, Jesus, was born ‘to us’ without any borders, privileges or exclusions” said Pope Francis in his Christmas message and Urbi et Orbi blessing.
Pope Francis delivered his annual message and blessing from the Hall of Benedictions, in the Vatican.
The Pope’s message focused on the people’s sufferings; from the coronavirus pandemic that spread globally and the various conflicts that are still ongoing.
He reiterated his Christmas Mass message and once again appealed to us to be kind towards the needy and the lonely.
“God came among us in poverty and need, to tell us that in serving the poor, we will show our love for Him”, said the Pope.
The Pope prayed that the Child of Bethlehem helps us open our hearts to help the vulnerable, the sick, those unemployed and thos affected by the pandemic, as well as women who suffer from domestic violence during the lockdowns.
He also called for a spirit of international cooperation starting with health care to ensure all will have access to vaccines and treatment.
He reminded of all the suffering in the Mediterranean and lives being lost due to migration. The Pontif appealed for peace and for Syrian conflict to come to an end. He reminded of the pain endured by minorities across the globe that are being persecuted every day.
“God came among us in poverty and need, to tell us that in serving the poor, we will show our love for Him”, concluded Pope Francis.