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Widodo greets Indonesia’s Christians with call for stronger ties, environmental protection

Father Suparto said the president’s visit “is history … because it is only Jokowi who has ever come as president to enter our church”

Pope Francis: The manger ‘is the throne of our King’

In his message, Pope Francis emphasized the love with which Jesus came into the world, lived, suffered, and died

Christmas reborn in Bethlehem after pandemic years

Revered in Christian tradition as the birthplace of Christ, the town of Bethlehem welcomes thousands of pilgrims and tourists for Christmas

First known Nativity scene figurines are on display in Rome

An art historian said that five of the marble statues in the Nativity scene today are completely original to the 13th century

Update: Death toll due to torrential rains, floods rises to 13

The flooding dampened Christmas celebrations on the mainly Catholic nation's most important holiday

Remembering the first Christmas in space: Here’s how it happened

While orbiting the moon, they shared a Christian message with an enraptured audience of hundreds of millions

Updated: Philippines floods force tens of thousands to flee homes

The southern Philippines has been hit with bad weather as the disaster-prone nation of 110 million people began a long Christmas holiday

Marcos calls for ‘unity’ in Christmas message to Filipinos

"Let us partake in this holiday with the same simplicity, sense, and meaning that we get from it,” said Marcos

Photos: Christmas is family in the Philippines

In the Philippines, where over 80 percent of the population is Catholic, people spend Christmas Day with the family

Pope Francis’ Christmas Urbi et Orbi blessing

On Christmas Day 2022, Pope Francis delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” address and blessing from the central balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square

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