Here’s how people are celebrating the holiday

Saul Bowman
December 27, 2018

"Let us work together to eradicate the capital vices of anger, greed and hatred and to engender peace and goodwill in our families, in our communities and throughout our beloved country", he added as he wished the nation happy and peaceful Christmas. Without the fraternity that Jesus Christ has bestowed on us, our efforts for a more just world fall short, and even our best plans and projects risk being soulless and empty. "The world has nothing to offer us but if we believe in Jesus Christ we will have eternal life".

The President said that the promise of peace and goodwill on earth is central to the festival of Christmas and to the ministry of Christ.

"Jesus Christ has been described as the Prince of Peace".

"The Iraqi government declares Christmas an official holiday throughout Iraq".

In his address, in what appeared to be a reference to the shrill political climate in a number of countries, Francis called for "fraternity among people with different ideas, yet capable of respecting and listening to one another".


Prime Minister Imran Khan wished a happy and peaceful Christmas to all Christian citizens in the country.

A person dressed as Santa Claus offers candies to children during Christmas celebrations at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Srinagar, on Dec, 25, 2018.

"It is with great delight that I salute our Christian community on the occasion of Christmas, " he said. In the period of renewed Western Roman Empire, the beginning of the new year was on the Christmas day nearly throughout the whole Europe.

Pew also found a clear divide along partisan lines, with almost two-thirds of Republicans saying they would attend church on Christmas (65 percent), while among Democrats, less than half (45 percent) said they planned on attending religious services.

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