"It is a bitter time, filled with the rumbling of war, growing injustice, famine, poverty, and suffering," he said.
"And although this horizon seems bleak and disconcerting, with omens of even greater destruction and desolation, his divine love and his coming down to us tell us that this too is a propitious time of salvation," the Pope added, referencing Christmas and God.
The religious leader also urged the congregation to be there for others who are generally forgotten by "consumerist and indifferent societies."
Elsewhere, to commemorate the holiday, the Pope said Virgin Mary welcomes people to cast aside their "'prejudices and fears" that dwell in their hearts and to trust in the lord.
"As believers in Christ, it is our responsibility to be credible witnesses of the love of Jesus Christ and decisive protagonists in building a new culture," he added.
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