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Latest stories: Christmas 2021

Pope Francis gives his Christmas ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing Dec. 25, 2021. Vatican Media

Christmas Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2021: Pope Asks World Leaders to Be Open to Dialogue

Dec 25, 2021

He spoke from the central balcony overlooking a rainy St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis offers Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. Vatican Media

"God comes into the world in littleness": Pope Francis in Christmas Homily

Dec 24, 2021

In his Christmas homily, Pope Francis asked Christians to contemplate that God did not choose to come into the world in grandeur, but as a humble child born into poverty.

Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2018. Vatican Media.

Christmas at the Vatican: Here are the Liturgies Pope Francis Will Celebrate This Year

Dec 14, 2021

The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ Christmas schedule for this year.

Pope Francis meets a delegation of people who donated the Christmas tree and the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square and the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Dec. 10, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Avoid "fake Christmas" of Commercialism by Reflecting on God’s Closeness: Pope Francis

Dec 10, 2021

The Vatican’s 2021 nativity scene was unveiled in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis met participants and organizers of a Christmas songwriting contest at the Vatican on Nov. 22, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells Young Adults to Hold onto Hope as Advent Nears

Nov 22, 2021

Pope Francis met young adults and teens participating in a songwriting contest based on the theme of Christmas.