Christmas Eve message

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ, in Vatican City. Pope Benedict XVI said in his Christmas Eve mass that religion can be corrupted, leading to violence and wars, but refuted critics who claim that denying God's existence would lead to peace.

( Vincdnzo Pinto, AFP/Getty Images / December 24, 2012 )

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ, in Vatican City. Pope Benedict XVI said in his Christmas Eve mass that religion can be corrupted, leading to violence and wars, but refuted critics who claim that denying God's existence would lead to peace.

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