Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 22 August 2019

The Pope gives Christmas Eve mass at the Vatican

Pope Francis leads the Christmas Eve mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

Pope Francis has called on those in developed countries to live in a less materialistic fashion during the traditional Christmas Eve Mass.

He also condemned the divide between the rich and poor, saying Jesus's birth in poverty in a stable should give everyone cause for reflection.

He spoke out while leading a service in St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

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