Pakistan celebrates Christmas amid tight security

Arturo Kim
December 27, 2018

In India Christmas is celebrated by all Indian Christians traditionally.

As Christians across the country celebrate the festive occasion of Christmas amid tight security on Tuesday, the president, prime minister and other top government officials extended their felicitations and warmest wishes to members of the community. December 25 also marks the beginning of the Holiday season, a time when most people take a break to spend time with their loved ones.

A traditional Christmas meal comprises of delicacies such as roasted turkey, gingerbread, roasted chicken, mince-pie, Christmas cake, pudding, eggnog, mashed potatoes and mulled wine.

"We need to understand what Jesus preached and do the same by loving, caring and sharing and I think that is what we should do not only on Christmas but in our daily life", said Christine Yadukurije, 46, who prayed from St. Famille.

During the summons Christians were challenged to use the birth of Christ to promote peace and togetherness for a better world.

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Special prayers were held in all churches of Lahore for peace, prosperity and solidarity in the country.

Bishop Nwokolo in his Christmas message while addressing newsmen in Onitsha called on Christians all over the country to work as one and shun scapegoatism.

Hundreds of Christians in Nairobi thronged churches to join their counterparts in the world to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.

"The eternal beauty of Christmas is the good tiding that the Son of God came to dwell amongst us and that that singular act is worth commemorating because He has reconciled us to God forever".

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