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Christmas Eve echoes of hope and fear

This was Pope Francis's first Christmas Eve midnight mass. About 10, 000 packed St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Others watched on large screens in the square outside. The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics used the event to urge people to shun pride and selfishness. In Iraq Christmas Eve midnight mass was celebrated in the capital for the first time in ten years. Some of the congregation in Baghdad were in optimistic mood. (SOUNDBITE)(English) IRAQI CHRISTIAN WILLIAM WARDA SAYING: "This year was different in that it was a holiday for all Iraqis, because for others like Muslims and the Yazidis and Sabians, now they are on vacation. They feel that they are participating with the Christians in this day." Here in Karachi about 300 members of Pakistan's small Christian community celebrated Christmas under a shadow of fear. The country has seen bomb attacks by Sunni Muslims against those they see as heretical and churc

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