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Day: December 24, 2016

In Christmas message, pope laments children in war, poverty

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urged Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus by thinking about the plight of today’s children, bemoaning how some must escape bombs or flee in migrant boats and how others are prevented from being born at all. Francis celebrated a somber Christmas Eve Mass in a packed St. Peter’s Basilica, […]

Santa Claus on track to deliver gifts despite storm: U.S. military

By Keith Coffman | DENVER DENVER A powerful Christmas Eve snowstorm descending on much of North America will not slow Santa Claus as he delivers presents to good girls and boys, U.S. military officials who track his annual flight said on Saturday. “Santa is an excellent pilot and since he lives on the North Pole […]

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