Christmas

Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas Eve

Orthodox believers celebrated Christmas Eve on Friday and the evening service at Zagreb's Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord was celebrated by Ljubljana-Zagreb Metropolitan Porfirije,...

Serbian PM envoy's message was friendly, says Croatian Serb official

The president of the Serb Cultural Society Prosvjeta has said that Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's envoy Vladimir Bozovic, speaking at an Orthodox Christmas reception in Zagreb on...

Pupovac praises Plenkovic for easing tensions, objects to his position on Jasenovac plaque

Calling for tolerance, acceptance and dedication to common interests, he said: "It is our duty to contribute to peace-building in the region where we exist as a country and a nation. It may seem...

Children asylum seekers given presents from City of Zagreb

Ninety-three children who currently live in the accommodation centre for asylum seekers in Zagreb were given presents for the New Year holidays on Friday.

20 Croatian families have refugees for Christmas lunch

Twenty Croatian families invited 50 refugees to their homes for Christmas lunch on Sunday as part of the "Christmas lunch with a refugee" campaign, launched by the Jesuit Refugee Service and aimed...

In Christmas message of peace, Pope speaks of suffering in Syria

Pope Francis called for peace on Earth and consideration for the victims of war and terrorism in his Christmas message given from the loggia of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Sunday.

Zagreb archbishop says Croatian society needs genuine encounters, talks, joint endeavours

Celebrating Christmas Mass at Zagreb Cathedral on Sunday, the Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanic, called on believers to be unselfish and show togetherness, saying Croatian society...

Pope Francis' Christmas Eve message: remember the needy children

Pope Francis called on worshippers to remember less fortunate children during a Christmas Eve mass in St Peter's Basilica.

Christmas services held at church at centre of Berlin attack

Several hundred worshippers attended Christmas Eve services at Berlin's landmark Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on Saturday, the site of the Christmas market that was targeted earlier in the week...

US military tracks Santa Claus; dropping gifts over central Asia

Children anxiously awaiting their Christmas gifts may wonder about the impending arrival of Santa Claus, but thanks to the US military they can know his exact location as the jolly old elf makes...

Obamas reflect on Christmas message in final holiday address

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama reflected on eight years in office as they wished Americans a final "Merry Christmas" from the White House.

May calls on Brits to "unite" in Christmas address after Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May has used her inaugural Christmas message to call on the people of her country to "come together" after a year of divisions over the Brexitreferendum, the Press...

Thousands gather in Bethlehem for Christmas festivities

Tens of thousands of Christians from around the world have gathered on Saturday in the Holy Land to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem.

Rome bans trucks from city centre during Christmas period

Heavy goods vehicles will be banned from the centre of Rome during the Christmas holiday period, as part of stepped up security measures for the Italian capital, Mayor Virginia Raggi said Friday...

Prince Charles calls for tolerance of refugees, religious differences

Britain's Prince Charles appealed for greater tolerance of refugees and religious differences on Thursday, in a pre-Christmas message broadcast on BBC radio.