Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Eve Mass amid COVID-19 surge

Pope Francis speaks at the pulpit during the Christmas Eve Mass, at St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican.APA statue of Baby Jesus is backdropped by the Cardinals appearing before the congregation during the Christmas Eve Mass.APPope Francis leads the congregation in prayer during the Christmas Eve Mass.APPope Francis holds the book of Gospels in the air, as he reveals it to the crowd at the Christmas Eve Mass.APPope Francis performs during the Christmas Eve Mass, as the Cardinals appear in the background at St. Peter’s Basilica.Getty ImagesA frontal shot captures the illuminating scenery of the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.Getty ImagesThe Cardinals are shown with their heads bowed in unison during a prayer at the Christmas Eve Mass.Getty ImagesPope Francis holds the cross in his hands, as he appears before several priests at the Christmas Eve Mass.Getty ImagesPope Francis unveils the statue of Baby Jesus as during the Christmas Eve Mass.APThe scene at the Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter’s Basilica shows the service filled with many people in attendance.APRead More