Pope Benedict XVI’s Christmas message on Dec. 25 called on believers to “turn to the child of Bethlehem, the son of the Virgin Mary” to ask for peace in “the land where he chose to come into the world.”
In his address delivered from the loggia of St. Peter’s Square, the Pope stressed the need for peace in the Middle East and other conflict areas, including North Africa and Southeast Asia.
Below, the full text of Pope Benedict’s Christmas message:
Dear brothers and sisters in Rome and throughout the world,
Christ is born for us! Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to the men and women whom he loves. May all people hear an echo of the message of Bethlehem which the Catholic...READ MORE