In Christmas addresses, Pope Francis called for peace and “fraternity” and an end to “insatiable greed.”
Some 50,000 worshippers gathered at the Vatican to hear the head of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics’ sixth “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and the World) message appealing for peace in conflict zones such as Syria and Yemen, whose populations face desperate humanitarian crises.
“My wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity,” he said Tuesday in Saint Peter’s Square. “Fraternity among individuals of every nation and culture. Fraternity among people with different ideas… Fraternity among persons of different religions.”
Francis used his mass on Monday night to urge people to curb “insatiable greed.”