Catholics should celebrate Christmas in accordance with the Gospel teachings and focus on Jesus during the festivities, Pope Francis has said.
"We seek to live Christmas in a manner consistent with the Gospel, receiving Jesus at the centre of our lives," Francis wrote on Twitter.
The popular Argentine pontiff has over 10 million followers on the microblogging website, where his tweets are published in nine languages.
Here is the tweet,
This Christmas may we be consistent in living the Gospel, welcoming Jesus into the centre of our lives.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 20, 2013