ROM18D:POPE-CHRISTMAS:VATICAN,25DEC99 - Pope John Paul II blesses worshipers as he enters Rome's Basilica of St John in Lateran to preside a vespers service December 25. The pope on December 24 opened the first Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica marking the start of the Roman Catholic Church's special Jubilee Year of the Millennium. pc/Photo by Vincenzo Pinto REUTERS