Pope's busy year as Catholic leader

Pope Francis to mark first Christmas as Pontiff after a year that rejuvenated Roman Catholic Church.

    Pope Francis is preparing to celebrate his first Christmas as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

    He has consistently shunned a lavish lifestyle and vowed to bring the people back to their faith.

    Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome, looking back at the outspoken Pontiff's year.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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