Christmas being celebrated across the globe

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Christmas is being celebrated across the globe today, singing of carols and exchange of greetings and gifts by people mark the birth of Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life to atone the mankind from their sins. Special midnight mass were held throughout the country to herald the festival. At Vatican, Pope Francis celebrated a late-night Christmas Mass amid heavy security. The head of the Catholic Church denounced the continuing suffering of children. He mentioned those who faced hunger, danger on migration routes and bombing in Syrian cities such as Aleppo. In Bethlehem, pilgrims gathered for Christmas Eve despite tight security in the shadow of the Berlin market attack. Celebrations culminated with a midnight mass at the site where Christians believe Jesus was born. In India, Christians attended midnight mass by singing Christmas hymns and prayers. Churches, homes and streets have been decorated with lights. In states like Nagaland, Meghalaya, Puducherry and Goa, lanes are dotted with the Cribs, depicting Birth of Jesus Christ. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted the people on the occasion. Modi said, in a tweet, that the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and his message of peace, unity and compassion inspires us all.

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