BETHLEHEM/ PHOTOS – On December 24, 2019, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, opened Christmas festivities during the traditional procession in the streets of Bethlehem’s Old City. He also celebrated Midnight Mass at St. Catherine Church in presence of priests, religious men and women, and faithful from around the world. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his delegation also attended the Mass alongside different General Consuls of Jerusalem.
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Meeting with parishioners in Jerusalem
Meeting with Bethlehem and Beit Jala parishioners
and traditional procession in the streets of Bethlehem’s Old City
Christmas Midnight Mass at St. Catherine Church