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…]