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Indonesian community tells the story of Jesus through shadow puppets

The initiative showcases religious tolerance in the country as Javanese shadow puppetry is traditionally linked to Hindu traditions

Pope Francis’ Christmas Mass: ‘God comes into the world in littleness’

“Today, all is turned upside down: God comes into the world in littleness. His grandeur appears in littleness,” Pope Francis said in his homily

The power of the manger: living the Christmas message of hope

"Let the message of the manger win over all the darkness. Let the stars of peace shine over this land of great promise."

Counting Christmas stars in a Buddhist land

The parish priest said the stars “represent the high spirit of sharing goodness to each other”

World set to ring in another pandemic Christmas

For a second straight year, surging infections have complicated yuletide plans from Sydney to Seville

Jesus’ birth in the events of human suffering

Even in the midst of human suffering, Jesus’ presence this Christmas time inspires us to live for hope and journey with the people

Catholic Church declares ‘Day of Prayer’ as death toll in Philippine...

The Catholic Church in the country has declared December 25, Christmas Day, and December 26 as “National Days of Prayer”

Pope Francis: Let’s focus on helping others this Christmas

The pope encouraged people to do a small kindness for someone else, such as calling an elderly person, or giving them a little company

Photos: ‘Simbang Gabi’ marks start of Philippine Christmas celebration

Churches in the national capital Manila now celebrate the Masses in the evening to allow more people to participate in the novena

Filipino Catholics mark start of Christmas with traditional pre-dawn Masses

Today, the novena Mass, whether celebrated traditionally at dawn or in the early evening, is popularly known as “Simbang Gabi”

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