Tens of thousands attend Christmas mass in Bethlehem

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 25, 2011 04:16

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Bethlehem in the West Bank on Saturday night for midnight Christmas mass headed by Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fuad al-Tuwal and attended by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad.

The mass was held at the 1700-year-old Church of the Nativity, constructed at the spot where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem.

Tuwal praised Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah for their efforts to "create a Palestinian state and achieve a just and comprehensive peace."


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