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Millions Pray and Hope for Lasting Peace on Christmas

Christmas was marked around the globe Sunday with sincere wishes that hopes for world peace expressed all day will last all year. In Bethlehem, where believers say Jesus was born, Palestinian boy scouts and girl scouts held a festive Christmas celebration with a march through Manger Square. They carried Palestinian flags as they passed a giant Christmas tree decked out in gold, in front of the ancient Church of the Nativity. Pope Francis used his Christmas Day message to call for the...

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