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Palestinian Catholic Samar Basir, 26, lights a candle while holding his niece, Salina, at the Church of Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem Dec. 24, 2009. CNS photo/Debbie Hill ...read more
Children dressed as angels arrive to re-enact a Nativity scene during Christmas celebrations in 2011 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. CNS photo/Dado Ruvic, Reuters ...read more
A Missionary of Charity nun chats with refugee children at Christmas lunch at the refugee camp at G Udaigiri, India. CNS photo/Anto Akkara ...read more
Children dressed as angels take part in a Christmas festival in the streets of Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 21, 2008. CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters ...read more
Two Iraqi boys hold candles as they pray for peace in Iraq and Syria during Mass at a Chaldean Catholic church in Amman, Jordan, Dec. 23, 2012. CNS photo/Ali Jarekji, Reuters ...read more
People pray during a Christmas Mass for the homeless in a bus in Nice, France, Dec. 25, 2010. CNS photo/Eric Gaillard, Reuters ...read more
Tony Baker and his daughter Mesa take away a Christmas tree from Rum River Tree Farm in Anoka, Minnesota Dec. 8, 2013. CNS photo/Eric Miller, Reuters ...read more
Egyptian Muslims and Christians celebrate Coptic Christmas Eve in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Jan. 6, 2013 CNS photo/Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Reuters ...read more
The statue of Jesus on St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Christmas tree are seen from St. Peter’s Square following a lighting ceremony Dec. 13, 2013. CNS photo/Paul Haring ...read more
Men salute as Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services arrives on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis to visit troops around Christmas in 2011. The archdiocese provides priest chaplains, with the permission of their home dioceses, to minister to the military. The chaplain’s ...read more