And the hits just keep on coming: Pope Francis calls proud Christians, pagans

(CNA) One thing no one can say about Pope Francis is that he doesn’t speak his mind.

“It is an ugly thing when one sees a Christian who does not want to lower himself, who does not want to serve, a Christian who parades around everywhere. It’s terrible, no? That person isn’t a Christian: he is a pagan! The Christian serves (and) lowers himself,” said the Pope at his weekly audience on Dec. 18 in St. Peter’s Square.

With Christmas only a week away, Pope Francis focused God sending his son, in humility, lowering himself to be born as a baby in Bethlehem, thus setting the Christian example of humility and lowering ourselves to serve others.