Christmas Day: Pope appeals for peace and fraternity in annual address; Donald Trump asks child if he still believes in Santa Claus [Photos]

Christmas was celebrated with much fervour and cheer across the globe as people gathered in large numbers at cathedrals and observed the birth of Jesus Christ.

FP Staff December 26, 2018 23:55:02 IST
Pope Francis spreads incense in front of a statue of Baby Jesus during Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Monday. AP
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Pope Francis spreads incense in front of a statue of Baby Jesus during Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Monday. AP
Christmas was celebrated with much fervour and cheer across the globe as people gathered in large numbers at cathedrals and observed the birth of Jesus Christ. AP
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Christmas was celebrated with much fervour and cheer across the globe as people gathered in large numbers at cathedrals and observed the birth of Jesus Christ. AP
Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Tuesday to appeal for peace in conflict zones such as Syria and Yemen, whose populations face some of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Reuters
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Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Tuesday to appeal for peace in conflict zones such as Syria and Yemen, whose populations face some of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Reuters
US President Donald Trump caused a festive furore by asking a child whether he still believed in Santa Claus. He also complained about the state of affairs in America, saying, "Its a disgrace what’s happening in this country." Reuters
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US President Donald Trump caused a festive furore by asking a child whether he still believed in Santa Claus. He also complained about the state of affairs in America, saying, "Its a disgrace what’s happening in this country." Reuters
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone sharing updates to track Santa's movements from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve ON Monday. AP
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone sharing updates to track Santa's movements from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve ON Monday. AP