Pope Francis also presided over Mass for the feast of the Epiphany on Friday at the Vatican.
In his homily, he called on the faithful to be like the Magi, who, he said, continued to look at the sky, took risks and set out bearing gifts for Christ.
“If we want to find Jesus, we have to overcome our fear of taking risks, our self-satisfaction and our indolent refusal to ask anything more of life. We need to take risks simply to meet a child.
“Those risks are immensely worth the effort, since in finding that child, in discovering his tenderness and love, we rediscover ourselves.”