Cardinal O’Malley serves lunch, holds special prayer service at St. Francis House on Christmas

Cardinal Sean O’Malley spread Christmas cheer to more than 350 people on Friday.

Boston’s Cardinal served lunch and held a special prayer service to those in need. 

On Christmas morning, Cardinal O’Malley bestowed blessings on volunteers and staff at St. Francis house in Boston.

He thanked those who serve the homeless who stay there.

“We are very grateful to all the people here at St. Francis House who carry on that same tradition of love of neighbor of this institution,” he said.

It is also election season and the Cardinal was asked about a message that is not so inclusive—Donald Trump’s calling for a shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S.

“I would say Merry Christmas and ask him to reflect on what the Christmas message is,” Cardinal O’Malley said. 

The Cardinal then came to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to celebrate a special Christmas Mass.

He asked those at the Mass to focus on their community and love now, and all year.

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