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Pope Calls for Reconciliation in Annual Christmas Message

Pope Francis has called for reconciliation among fractured communities in his annual Christmas Day homily, presiding over a congregation of thousands at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Standing on the central outdoor balcony of the basilica, facing a crowd of tens of thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square below, the pope commented in his traditional Urbi et Orbi message, or "to the city and to the world." His message has global appeal in a year that saw the...

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