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Pope Francis: Vatican Nativity scene should prompt prayers for the Holy...

"We cannot help but think of the drama that the inhabitants of the Holy Land are experiencing... especially to children and their parents"

Manila authorizes Christmas convoy to cheer up troops in South China...

As many as 40 civilian boats would participate in the convoy, which will conduct its trip from December 10 to 12

Christians barred from holding Christmas service in Indonesia, rights group claims

The regent said the shop should not be used as a location for worship because it had not been officially designated as such by the government

Russia’s Patriarch Kirill calls for Orthodox Christmas ceasefire in Ukraine

The 76-year-old Orthodox leader is a staunch supporter of President Vladimir Putin and his offensive in Ukraine

Pope Francis: The manger ‘is the throne of our King’

In his message, Pope Francis emphasized the love with which Jesus came into the world, lived, suffered, and died

Widodo greets Indonesia’s Christians with call for stronger ties, environmental protection

Father Suparto said the president’s visit “is history … because it is only Jokowi who has ever come as president to enter our church”

Christians in Pakistan celebrate Christmas amid heightened security

There were no violent attacks to mar the celebration, and many credited the heightened security measures for keeping the peace

First known Nativity scene figurines are on display in Rome

An art historian said that five of the marble statues in the Nativity scene today are completely original to the 13th century

Christmas reborn in Bethlehem after pandemic years

Revered in Christian tradition as the birthplace of Christ, the town of Bethlehem welcomes thousands of pilgrims and tourists for Christmas

Update: Death toll due to torrential rains, floods rises to 13...

The flooding dampened Christmas celebrations on the mainly Catholic nation's most important holiday

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