6 Historic Videos of Christmas at the Vatican

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Watch some cool videos of Christmas being celebrated by Pope Francis’ predecessors, Benedict XVI and Bl. John Paul II

Merry Christmas! Aleteia has already hosted LIVE videos of Pope Francis celebrating Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, his Christmas message, and his Urbi et Orbi blessing. Here are six other cool videos of Christmas at the Vatican from the papacies of Benedict XVI and Bl. John Paul II. Enjoy!

1) Benedict XVI lights Christmas light display with tablet computer from inside his apartment in 2011

2) Nativity Scene in St. Peter’s Square in 2012

3) When Benedict XVI was pushed down at Christmas Mass in 2009

4) Final Christmas Eve Mass of Benedict XVI in 2012

5) Bl. John Paul II and the Vatican’s Nativity set around Christmas in 1986

6) Final Christmas Mass of Bl. John Paul II in 2004

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