Pope Francis Calls Followers to 'Emulate Jesus'

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Pope Francis, the charismatic leader of the Catholic Church, preached his first Christmas Mass message from St. Peter’s Basilica calling for followers around the world to “emulate Jesus” and remain steadfast against the power of darkness.

Pope Francis carried the statue of the baby Jesus into the church and up the aisle, a task usually delegated to his aides. He took the pulpit and spoke of the need to refrain from the pride and the evils of the world.

The hugely popular Francis, leader of the world’s largest religion with over 1.21 billion followers, has remained the picture of humility since he was appointed leader, nine months ago.

The Christmas Eve Mass was consistent with the message he has spoken since his election by Catholic Church leaders, that of forgiveness, acceptance in Christ, humility, helping the poor and needy and remaining true to the teaching and principals of Christ.

Christmas Eve Mass was echoed around the world as worshippers paused to remember the gift of eternal life and forgiveness through the birth of Jesus Christ. 

Sources: Various 

Image courtesy of Google images

 

Haute Tease

  • John Dufilho Debut CD, CLIFFFS, Releases Second Single “Portland To Vermont”

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    CLIFFFS, the new project from John Dufilho who is already firmly established on America's music scene through his work with The Deathray Davies and The Apples in Stereo, his newest project, blends Modern Garage with Retro Fuzz Punk for an energetic, infectious sound.  

  • 20 Scientific and Technical Achievements Under Consideration For 2015 Academy Awards®

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 20 scientific and technical achievements, involving 11 distinct investigations, have been selected for further consideration for 2015 Academy Awards.  

  • 18 Penn State “Brothers” Arrested in Fraternity Murder

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Eighteen Beta Theta Pi Alpha Upsilon Fraternity brothers at Penn State University, still synonymous with pedophile cover up of football Coach Jerry Sandusky, have been arrested in the shocking hazing death of Timothy Piazza, a freshman pledge, during the annual Rush Week.

     
  • President Carter Reveals Brain Cancer; Teaches Sunday Message to Standing Room Crowd

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Former President of the United States, James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr., has announced he has been diagnosed with cancer that has spread to his brain, the 39th President has undergone radiation and other traditional forms of cancer treatment.

     
  • Double Homicide Suspect Caught on Camera; Manhunt Widens

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The main suspect in the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams, the two Indiana teens killed while hiking on Delphi Historic Trail, has been identified and his image was captured on park surveillance.

     
  • The Only Living Boy In New York Review – Unexpected, Surprising, A Solid Bet

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Only Living Boy In New York, from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions, presents a story of life, love, hope and New York, with a quintet of characters molded from everything New York was, is and lost along the way.