The Vatican Shares Pope Francisco’s Christmas Message To The World

The Pope’s Christmas message.

Gronda Morin


As per 12/25/18 Axios report by Marisa Fernandez, Pope Francis encouraged people in his Christmas message to see differences as a “source of richness” rather than a reason for fear, Reuters reports.

The big picture: The message seemed to reference the rise in populism and political unrest with immigration across the world. He called for reconciliation in places torn apart by conflict and for “fraternity among people with different ideas, yet capable of respecting and listening to one another.”


Thanks to a 12/25/18 CNN publication, here’s the text of Pope Francisco’s Christmas message:

Here’s the official English translation of the text of Pope Francis’ Christmas message released by the Vatican. (The speech was delivered in Italian, and it was obtained by CNN’s Nicola Ruotolo in Rome.)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!
To you, the faithful of Rome, to you, the pilgrims, and to all who are linked to…

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