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Pope Francis exhorts Christians to forego 'fake, commercial Christmas'

Remo Casilli, Reuters

Posted at Dec 13 2021 09:25 PM

The real spirit of Christmas

A general view of the nativity scene and Christmas tree on Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on Monday. In his speech accepting the nativity scene from a delegation from Peru, Pope Francis exhorted Christians "to keep clear of a fake, commercial Christmas, polluted by consumerism and indifference."