Christmas: “Don’t Be Power-hungry, Jesus Was Poor” – Pope Francis Urges People

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Christmas: “Don’t Be Power-hungry, Jesus Was Poor” – Pope Francis Urges People

Roman Catholic Pope Francis said while animals feed in their stalls, men and women in our world, in their hunger for wealth and power, consume even their neighbours, their brothers and sisters.

He said: “How many wars have we seen? And in how many places, even today, are human dignity and freedom treated with contempt?

“As always, the principal victims of this human greed are the weak and vulnerable,” said Francis, who didn’t cite any specific conflict or situation.

“This Christmas, too, as in the case of Jesus, a world ravenous for money, power and pleasure does not make room for the little ones, for the so many unborn, poor and forgotten children,” the pope said, reading his homily with a voice that sounded tired and almost hoarse.

“I think above all of the children devoured by war, poverty and injustice.”

Christmas is an annual Christian festival, held on December 25 in most parts of the world, including Nigeria, celebrating Jesus Christ’s birth.

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