For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life

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Pope Francis passes a figurine of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate Mass marking the feast of Mary, Mother of God, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-NEW-YEAR Jan. 1, 2018.