Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican as Italy went back into lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis holds a thurible as he leads a Christmas Eve mass to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ on December 24, 2020, at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)