VATICAN CITY — In his homily during evening prayer on New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis focused on the theme of time well spent and urged the citizens of Rome to better their city in the upcoming year.
“It is the last day of the year. What will we do, how will we act, next year to make our city a little better?” he asked the congregation gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 31 in anticipation of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
Thinking of “this city of Rome,” he said, “what has happened this year? What is happening, and what will happen? How is the quality of life in this city? It depends on all of us.”
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