Why The Pope Says Christmas Will Be A 'Charade' This Year
The pope has pointed to ongoing global conflict as a reason Christmas celebrations this year might ring a little hollow.By Sebastian Martinez | November 22, 2015
Pope Francis says the ongoing violence in the world means upcoming Christmas celebrations will ring hollow. (Video via Vatican Television Center)
Vatican Radio reports Francis said, "There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees ... all decked out — while the world continues to wage war."
Francis went so far as to say it was a "charade" and said the world had yet to grasp peace.