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Pope Francis leads Simbang Gabi in Vatican

Tiziana Fabi, AFP

Posted at Dec 16 2019 08:24 AM | Updated as of Dec 16 2019 08:39 AM

Pope Francis leads Simbang Gabi in Vatican

Pope Francis blesses a Filipino girl as he celebrates a mass for the Filipino community on Sunday evening at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Pope Francis expressed his appreciation to overseas Filipino communities for being “smugglers of faith” after presiding his first “Simbang Gabi” mass, the 9-day novena celebrated in the Philippines before the Christmas day celebration.