Pope Francis' homily for New Year's Day

"The Holy Father is suffering from sciatica, nerve pain, and was unable to celebrate Mass today. But this is the homily he was prepared to deliver. It was read by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state. It’s a wonderful way to begin a new year. 

In the readings of today’s Mass, three verbs find their fulfillment in the Mother of God: to bless, to be born and to find."

Please head over to Deacon's Bench to read the full text.

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