Christianity

Framed by a Christmas tree, Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivered from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 24, 2017 - 3:09 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic faithful are flocking to the Vatican under clear skies on a cool night to take their seats in St. Peter's Basilica for Christmas Eve Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. The late evening service in the splendor of the basilica on Sunday was scheduled as the pope's first...
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The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa arrives to the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, on Christmas Eve, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 24, 2017 - 2:21 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the historic birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Crowds were thinner than previous years...
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December 24, 2017 - 1:43 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say 15 people have been arrested in connection with an attack on an unlicensed Christian church south of the capital, Cairo. The officials said those arrested Sunday were 12 Muslims and three Christians suspected of involvement in Friday's violence. The...
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The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa arrives to the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, on Christmas Eve, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 24, 2017 - 12:40 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the historic birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Crowds were thinner than previous years, with visitors deterred...
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The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa arrives to the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, on Christmas Eve, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 24, 2017 - 11:36 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the historic birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Crowds were thinner than previous years, with visitors deterred by clashes...
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The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa arrives to the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, on Christmas Eve, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 24, 2017 - 10:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the historic birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Crowds were thinner than previous years, with visitors deterred by clashes...
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A Palestinian dressed as Santa Claus argues with an Israeli border police during a protest in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
December 24, 2017 - 7:28 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians are preparing to celebrate Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the historic birthplace of Jesus. Sunday's festivities are being held against the backdrop of protests over President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Vatican...
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A Palestinian dressed as Santa Claus argues with an Israeli border police during a protest in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
December 24, 2017 - 6:56 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians are preparing to celebrate Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the historic birthplace of Jesus. Sunday's festivities are being held against the backdrop of protests over President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Vatican...
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December 23, 2017 - 1:20 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country's Christian minority. The incident took place after Friday prayers when dozens of...
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December 23, 2017 - 12:31 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country's Christian minority. The incident took place after Friday prayers when...
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