Pope Francis promotes sharing and giving instead of devouring and hoarding

By | December 24, 2018

BBC News reports:

Pope Francis has called on people in developed countries to live a simpler and less materialistic life.

He also condemned the huge divide between the world’s rich and poor, saying Jesus’s birth in poverty in a stable should make everyone reflect on the meaning of life.

He spoke out while leading a service in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican for the traditional Christmas Eve Mass.

It is the 82-year-old’s sixth Christmas as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

In his homily, Pope Francis said the birth of Christ pointed to a new way to live “not by devouring and hoarding, but by sharing and giving”. [Continue reading…]

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