Christmas, marking the birth of Jesus Christ, is being celebrated across the globe today. Thousands of pilgrims flocked to Bethlehem, the birth place of Lord Christ, for the celebrations.
Pope Francis led a service in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican for the traditional Christmas Eve Mass. He called on people in developed countries to live a simpler and less materialistic life. He also condemned the huge divide between the world’s rich and poor, saying Jesus’s birth in poverty in a stable should make everyone reflect on the meaning of life.
Reports of Christmas celebrations are also pouring in from different parts of the country. In Nagaland, people thronged the churches since morning to celebrate the day. In Goa, markets and buildings across the state have been decorated and lit up to give a festive look. President, Vice President and Prime Minister have greeted the people on the occasion