ROM19D:POPE-CHRISTMAS:VATICAN,25DEC99 - Pope John Paul II holds his head as he presides a vespers service at Rome's Basilica of St John in Lateran 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