The Holy Father will celebrate Midnight Mass on Monday, December
The next day at from the central balcony of St. Peter's, he will deliver his Christmas message to the world and will impart his blessing "urbi et orbi".
On New Year's Eve, in St. Peter's Basilica, he will preside at First Vespers of the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and the singing of the traditional "Te Deum" hymn of thanksgiving for the conclusion of the year.
New Year's Day, the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, the Pontiff will celebrate Mass in St. Peter's.
On Sunday, January 6, the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Benedict XVI will preside at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at
On January 13, the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, the Pope will celebrate Mass in the Sistine Chapel at , during which he will baptize a number of children.
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