Pope Encourages Reflection in Year-End Service

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AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis urged people to reflect on their actions from 2013 in his first year-end prayer service.

Speaking from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Tuesday, the pope encouraged people to ask themselves if they furthered their own interests or helped others during the past year.

In his homily, Pope Francis asked attendees to consider whether or not they had made their area more liveable and welcoming.

The Roman Catholic leader cited Rome as a city with many tourists, but also many refugees, unemployed and underemployed people who have the right to fair treatment.

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