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Tag Archives: Christmas

Pardon us for ‘haters of fun’

I WAS glad to read an article in last Thursday’s Al-Qabas daily newspaper written by columnist Dala’ Al-Mufti about the lack of fun and rejoicing in our ‘Eid’ celebrations nowadays. Instead, fun and rejoicing stormed the celebrations of others, especially our Christian brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, the article is hundred …

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Thousands hit by storm spend Christmas in shelters

MANILA, Philippines, Dec 25, (Agencies): Tens of thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of a powerful storm that left more than 200 people dead. Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed landslides and flash floods mostly in …

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Christians wary on holidays

QUETTA, Pakistan/JAKARTA, Dec 23, (RTRS): Christmas church services and other celebrations are being held this weekend under the gaze of armed guards and security cameras in many countries after Islamic State gunmen attacked a Methodist church in Pakistan as a Sunday service began. Majority-Muslim countries in Asia and the Middle …

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Holiday albums – Sia, Fantasia ‘lead’ Xmas music parade

LOS ANGELES, Dec 16, (RTRS): Not everyone wants chestnuts for Christmas. If you’re looking for some holiday music that hasn’t already been said many times, many ways, we’ve surveyed 15 newly released holiday music collections, including superlative sets of all-original material from pop auteur Sia and rock underdogs the Minus …

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Sia cute and touching on ‘Everyday’ – Get in holiday mood with Smokey, Stefani and Fantasia

Here’s a collection of holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press. Fantasia, “Christmas After Midnight” (Concord Records) With the barely-there red dress she’s wearing on the cover, the come-hither pose on the back and the suggestive title, one might think Fantasia’s first Christmas album is something to be played after …

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Eastern Christians celebrate Christmas – Egypt Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territories, Jan 7, (AFP): Thousands of Christians from the eastern tradition gathered in Bethlehem Friday for Christmas Eve celebrations, with a procession to the site where Jesus is believed to have been born. A few thousand people, including the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, attended the celebrations in …

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Love, peace and tolerance – ‘Merry Christmas to all’

In a homily delivered by the Pope some time ago at the St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, His Holiness said ‘I am thinking of some benefactors who come and say they like to give this to the church, but these monetary donations sometimes are stained with the blood of …

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Bittersweet Christmas for Iraqi Christians near Mosul – Some damage could not be easily erased

QARAQOSH, Iraq, Dec 25, (AFP): Iraqi Christians celebrated a bittersweet Christmas in a town near Mosul from which they had fled over two years before, in a church still marred by damaged crosses and jihadist graffiti. Sunday’s mass at the Mar Yohanna church in Qaraqosh east of Mosul brought residents …

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