(Vatican City) -- Pope Francis delivered his first Christmas message to the world this morning.
The pontiff spoke to thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square. Francis used his first Christmas Eve Mass to urge people to express love and openness. He told worshipers at St. Peter's Basilica to shun pride, keep open hearts and walk in the light. The Christmas Eve Mass was the first for Francis, who was elected Pope last March. The Argentine-born Pontiff is the first non-European Pope in 13-hundred years.