From Bethlehem to Rome and beyond, coronavirus restrictions dampened Christmas Eve celebrations on Thursday.
The Argentine Jesuit has long been sensitive to the plight of the Amazon
The Pontiff said he was sorry for 'losing patience' with the woman.
Pope Francis, ending his visit to Mozambique, said a mass for some 60,000 people in Maputo's national stadium. Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mozambique on Friday by consoling HIV-infected mothers and children.
On the last leg of his trip to Romania the pope visited the city of Iasi in the province of Moldova.
Wearing his traditional lip plate and a yellow, crown-like decoration on his head, Amazon rainforest Chief Raoni Metuktire on Monday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
In an address to the Foreign Press Association at the Vatican on Saturday, Pope Francis urged journalists to reject fake news and continue reporting on the troubling conditions of suffering people who no longer make it into daily headlines