Putting Families First

Most years there are large crowds in St Peter’s Square at midday on Sundays when the Pope comes to a window to lead the Angelus. For the past year, though, the square has been almost empty. Because of the Covid pandemic, people have not been gathering. This was the case on December 27. Apart from a few security guards, there was no one in the square. Yet this did not stop Pope Francis from leading the Angelus and offering a reflection.