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Christians celebrate Christmas today

Christians celebrate Christmas today

In 2016, the ancient Iraqi Christian town of Bartella celebrated Christmas for the first time in two years after being liberated from ISIS. He exhorted Christians to pursue preaches of Jesus Christ.

In his 2018 Christmas message, Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi urged all Christians all over the state to be agents of peace in their daily undertakings.

In a statement here today, Chandrababu said Jesus Christ preached peace and wished the welfare of human mankind.

He reminded that Christmas celebrates the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ.

"Jesus is the greatest gift God has given to the world; he is our redeemer and our initiator to God".

Celebrating Christmas can lead to serious trouble in Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Brunei.

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The faithful thronged churches and opened up their doors for relatives and friends in different parts of the city as the festival of Christmas was celebrated in the spirit of peace and brotherhood, on Tuesday.

In his message during the Christmas church service he said that Christmas is the time when Christians should reflect on God's love and the virtues that characterised Jesus which included humility and kindness.

"I only buy new dresses for the children to celebrate Christmas in a happy mood", he added. Attending the mass at church, having a meal with extended family and other loved ones.

"The security agencies must of necessity redouble their efforts to ensure that the Christmas and New Year celebrations are observed peacefully across the country", Saraki said.

"The eternal beauty of Christmas is the good tiding that the Son of God came to dwell amongst us and that that singular act is worth commemorating because He has reconciled us to God forever".

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