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Pilgrims celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem against backdrop of violence

Bethlehem (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Pilgrims celebrated Christmas in the town where tradition says Jesus was born Thursday yet festivities were subdued against a backdrop of violence in the Holy…

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Pope urges 'tenderness' as millions celebrate Christmas

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican calling for "tenderness" & "warmth" after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking the holiday….

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Pope likely to address year of conflicts in Christmas message

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis will celebrate Christmas on Thursday by sending the world's 1.2 billion Catholics & millions of others his traditional "urbi et orbi" message at the…

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