Pope on Christmas: Bethlehem trek’s like today’s migrations

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Framed by a Christmas tree, Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivered from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday.

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Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced to leave homelands for a better life, or just for survival, and he expressed hope that no one will feel “there is no room for them on this Earth.”