Benedict XVI was greetedwith Christmas carols and a necklace of yellow and white flowers. Hestopped by every table to greet his guests.
The Pope shared his tablewith a diverse crowd of homeless that included a Muslim and a Chineseman. He told them that he prays for them every day.
He also explained thatJesus wanted to be born poor, and he reminded that charity is theforce that changes the world because God is love.