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Pope Francis's Homily at Christmas Mass: full text, link to video

December 24, 2013

"'The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light' (Is 9:1).

"This prophecy of Isaiah never ceases to touch us, especially when we hear it proclaimed in the liturgy of Christmas Night. This is not simply an emotional or sentimental matter. It moves us because it states the deep reality of what we are: a people who walk, and all around us – and within us as well – there is darkness and light. In this night, as the spirit of darkness enfolds the world, there takes place anew the event which always amazes and surprises us: the people who walk see a great light. A light which makes us reflect on this mystery: the mystery of walking and seeing ..."

[Click first link below, then scroll down for the full text of the Pope's Christmas homily.]


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