Friday, December 24, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Mass - In Pictures

Pope Benedict XVI holds a candle from his private window, during the unveiling ceremony of the crib in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, on December 24, 2010.

Boys bring Pope Benedict XVI a chalice during the offertory as he leads the Christmas mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 24, 2010.

Two Vatican aids carry a kneeler as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010.

The crib is seen in St. Peter's Basilica during the Christmas Eve Mass held by Pope Benedict XVI on December 24, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican.

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