Among many religious, part of the celebration and greeting the first day of the year is attending church services.
Here, sharing the first mass of the year direct from the Vatican with Pope Francis.
The Holy Father presides at Holy Mass on the Solemnity of Mary Holy Mother of God and 49th World Day of Peace.
As always, view the live stream video and select your language, either in. Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and international sound, whatever that is.
The live mass begins at about 5:00 o’clock PM. There is no reason to miss the celebration. Replay the video afterwards.