Christmas celebrated across the nation with fervour and gaiety

A woman takes her baby Jesus figurine to the altar to be blessed inside the San Juan Bautista Parish on

The Cabinet voted on an amendment to the national holidays law in the country that Christmas Day is a holiday for all Iraqis, and not only for the Christian community, as it had been for decades.

In some areas where Croats live, Christmas preparation start already on the day of St. Catherine (25 of November) and it lasts for a month.

"We extend our warmest wishes to Christians in Iraq and around the world for a very happy and peaceful Christmas", it added.

Christians came with offerings and sung Christmas carols as clerics preached about God's kindness, mercy and forgiveness urging Christians to emulate Jesus Christ, whose birth is celebrated on the day.

The governor, in his Christmas message to the people of Kaduna State, asked the people of the state to pray for peace.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa joined the Christian community at Christ Church, Rawalpindi to take part in the Christmas celebrations, a statement from the military's media wing said on Tuesday.

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Rev. Asante said God revealed Himself through His son Jesus Christ, who came to the world to redeem man from condemnation.

Like other places, a number of celebrations and Christmas prayers are also being held across the country.

In Maiduguri, Bishop Oliver Dashe, the Catholic Bishop, Maiduguri Diocese, admonished Christian faithful to embrace the good lessons of Christmas to be righteous and show love to one another.

Abraham said Christmas season is a time to be rejoicing for the gift of life and showing love to people in the community.

But maybe this year we can be better.

"When you look at all the things that are happening around us, you would think that there is nothing to rejoice for". He urged everyone to reciprocate God's love for us by loving each other and loving Nigeria.

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