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Recovering defiant hope (A Christmas reflection)
Christmas is not about gifts or our noche buena tables — even if many families are worried there would be less that they can buy this time
92 percent of Filipinos welcome new year ‘with hope’ — survey
The survey also found that 43 percent of Filipino adults will have "a more prosperous holiday celebration this year"
Indonesia on alert ahead of Christmas observance
Police will be implementing extra security measures to ensure people will be able to enjoy the year-end holidays
Forgotten lepers dream of love on Christmas
“They don’t want me because of my leprosy. I don’t know what I have done wrong. It’s painful. It’s even more painful than leprosy itself.”
In new interview, Pope Francis asks for ‘peace in the world’...
In this preview of an interview Pope Francis has given to the Spanish daily ABC, the pope responds to a variety of questions
Religious group holds interfaith Christmas celebration in Goa, India
The event dubbed “Sadbhav Christmas” was held at the Pilar Pilgrim Centre in Pilar Goa and was initiated by the Society of Pilar in Goa
Catholics in Sri Lanka call for boycott of Christmas events organized...
"We have suggested to the bishops to use this moment as an opportunity to express the pain and displeasure of the Catholic community"
Celebration of Christmas Masses brings ‘seasonal Catholics’ back to churches
“Seasonal Catholics” are “those who actively go to church whenever there is an occasion only, such as Christmas”
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”
Catholics in Jakarta hold Christmas concert for indigenous community in Papua
The musical event aimed to raise funds for the Diocese of Agats’ program to send young Asmat people to school