Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Benedict XVI marked Christmas Eve

with Mass in St. Peter's Basilica and a pressing question: Will people

find room in their hectic, technology-driven lives for children, the

poor and God?

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate the Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Heralded by the blare of trumpets reflecting Christmas joy, Pope Benedict XVI is presiding over Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, packed with tourists, Romans and other faithful. The ceremony began at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday night instead of the traditional midnight start time, which was changed at the Vatican years ago to let the pontiff rest before a Christmas Day speech to be delivered the next day from the basilica's central balcony. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate the Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Heralded by the blare of trumpets reflecting Christmas joy, Pope Benedict XVI is presiding over Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, packed with tourists, Romans and other faithful. The ceremony began at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday night instead of the traditional midnight start time, which was changed at the Vatican years ago to let the pontiff rest before a Christmas Day speech to be delivered the next day from the basilica's central balcony. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate the Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Heralded by the blare of trumpets reflecting Christmas joy, Pope Benedict XVI is presiding over Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, packed with tourists, Romans and other faithful. The ceremony began at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday night instead of the traditional midnight start time, which was changed at the Vatican years ago to let the pontiff rest before a Christmas Day speech to be delivered the next day from the basilica's central balcony. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI is helped on to the altar by Bishop Guido Marini, right, during the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI is helped on to the altar by Bishop Guido Marini, right, during the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI is helped on to the altar by Bishop Guido Marini, right, during the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI kneels as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI kneels as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI kneels as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
In this photo taken on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 the Nativity Scene set up in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican that will be unveiled by Pope Benedict XVI Monday, Dec. 24. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
In this photo taken on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 the Nativity Scene set up in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican that will be unveiled by Pope Benedict XVI Monday, Dec. 24. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
In this photo taken on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 the Nativity Scene set up in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican that will be unveiled by Pope Benedict XVI Monday, Dec. 24. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI is helped stand up as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Heralded by the blare of trumpets reflecting Christmas joy, Pope Benedict XVI is presiding over Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, packed with tourists, Romans and other faithful. The ceremony began at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday night instead of the traditional midnight start time, which was changed at the Vatican years ago to let the pontiff rest before a Christmas Day speech to be delivered the next day from the basilica's central balcony. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI is helped stand up as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Heralded by the blare of trumpets reflecting Christmas joy, Pope Benedict XVI is presiding over Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, packed with tourists, Romans and other faithful. The ceremony began at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday night instead of the traditional midnight start time, which was changed at the Vatican years ago to let the pontiff rest before a Christmas Day speech to be delivered the next day from the basilica's central balcony. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Benedict XVI is helped stand up as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Heralded by the blare of trumpets reflecting Christmas joy, Pope Benedict XVI is presiding over Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, packed with tourists, Romans and other faithful. The ceremony began at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday night instead of the traditional midnight start time, which was changed at the Vatican years ago to let the pontiff rest before a Christmas Day speech to be delivered the next day from the basilica's central balcony. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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