Midnight Mass will be . . . early

Pope Francis will celebrate the Vatican’s traditional Christmas “Mass during the Night” Dec. 24, but will begin the liturgy at 7:30 p.m. local time so that the few people invited to attend can get home in time to observe Italy’s 10 p.m. curfew. The curfew is one of many measures the Italian government has employed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.