"URBI ET ORBI" MESSAGE
OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica
Monday, 25 December 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!
In Bethlehem, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. He was born, not by the will of man, but by the gift of the love of God our Father, who “so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16).