May the peace of Christmas be with you all


  1. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus there is Peace (Jn 14:27; 20:19). Christmas is the Feast of Peace (Lk 2:14). Jesus is born to be welcomed and to bring, into the hearts of everyone, his Peace and his infinite Love, as Friend, Brother, Master and God, the only-begotten Saviour of the world (Lk 2:11).

  2. Peace, to all Christians, the sons of the Living God (Jn 1:12). Peace to all men and women of good will (2 Cor 8:12). Peace to all those who love Jesus. Peace to all those who desire to discover his infinite Love. Peace to all those who love their neighbour as themselves (Mk 12:31).

  3. Peace, to those who want to find it (Mt 7:8)

  4. Peace, to those who live amidst the turmoil of this world and want to exile themselves in order to live God (2 Cor 5:8; Rev 12:6; Jesus’ Revelation to Maria Giuseppina Norcia, “The Return of Jesus”, 30/Oct/1994).

  5. Peace, to all the innocent (Ps 23:4); to those who are sick, in the heart, in the body and in the spirit; to those who are victims of hatred, of war, of violence and of human injustice; to those who feel alone, abandoned and discouraged.

  6. Peace, to those who desire to live the grace of God (Ps 32:22).

  7. Peace, to the workers of the faith in Jesus and to those who have faith in Jesus (Mt 5:9; Jn 20:21).

  8. Peace, to those who smile albeit living in tears (Jer 31:13).

  9. Peace, the universal Peace of Jesus, the Son of the Living God, to humanity that has remained faithful to the true and only God (Ps 88:29).

  10. May Peace bring new prominence and help everyone to rediscover the values of Brotherhood, of Love and of true Holiness, in order to live Christmas as the gift that Jesus wants to bring to all those who welcome Him and will welcome Him with faith (Lk 2:16). In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

25 December 2023
Solemn Feast of the Holy Christmas
of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Pontiff