Christmas 2018: Celebrations held across India with fervour and love

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"Happy Christmas to our Christian citizens, all Iraqis and to all who are celebrating around the world". "During his stay among us we learnt of the healing power of Jesus of Nazareth; the child whose birth in the grotto in Bethlehem we are celebrating".

"Jesus Christ was born and preached peace in Israel".

Archbishop Charles Scicluna has asked Catholics to reflect on the stillness of Christmas night and the birth of Jesus Christ as a way of treasuring the gift of life.

In its Christmas day Tweet, Pew underscored the declining percentage of Americans who believe in the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ at Bethlehem, but perhaps more astonishing is the very large share of USA citizens who still believe in these events, even among the religiously unaffiliated.

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Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik announced the verdict in a short order, after reserving the decision last week. The accountability court had indicted Sharif for holding assets beyond his known sources of income in August 2017.

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.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry in a statement felicitating the Christian community on Christmas said that the protection of the rights of minorities is among the top priorities of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, according to a Radio Pakistan report. Special Christmas trees have been prepared to celebrate the occasion. It marks the birth of Jesus Christ, the prince of peace, who message of faith, tolerance and compassion echoes through the ages. For this reason, my wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity.

President Muhammadu Buhari has wished Nigerians a Merry Christmas alongside the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

"People that are better than us are in the mortuary".

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