Poverty, not presents, is at heart of Christmas celebration, pope says


The Christmas tree is seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 20, 2020. The pope said that current restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can help people put Christ, rather than the constant need to purchase gifts, at the center of the Christmas season. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)