Christmas Message

Published 12:47 am Friday, December 26, 2008

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE — Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing during the “Urbi et Orbi” (to the City and to the World) message in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican on Christmas Day. The Pontiff in his Christmas message warned that the world was headed toward ruin if selfishness prevails over solidarity during tough economic times for both rich and poor nations. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on the day Christians commemorate Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, Benedict declared that the “heart of the Christian message is meant for all men and women.” (AP Photo)