» 12/24/2010, 00.00
The Christmas of Chinese Catholics, despite snow and persecution
In the snowbound northeast of the country some non-official priests will be in many churches for midnight mass, to be with the faithful. In Xiamen the story of the Nativity staged, to help many non-Catholics who come to Mass on Christmas better understand.
20/12/2017 14:06:00 CHINA
Christmas in Beijing: an apple for peace, the crib “in the heart”
Two priests, Fr George from an underground community, and Fr Aloysius, from an official community, describe how China is preparing for the Christian festivity. Although there are some bans and prohibitions, the Christmas atmosphere – however commercialised – has invaded the country’s cities. Yet, the true meaning of the celebration is found only in the church. Thousands of people fill Beijing churches.
28/12/2004 JORDAN - CHRISTMAS
A Christmas of lights and contrasts
Iraqi exiles celebrate Christ's birth.
Christmas in an Islamic country: festivities, traditions and solidarity
Exams are held earlier in Christian schools to prepare Nativity plays; streets and homes are decorated; Caritas offers dinner to 300 kids in juvenile prison.
28/12/2004 PAKISTAN CHRISTMAS
Christmas, a holiday that brings Christians and Muslims closer together
Gujarat Christians want a Christmas without violence
Hindu fundamentalists organise festivals to disrupt Christmas celebrations.
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