Catholic Christmas around the world

Peter's Basilica in the Vatican © Reuters During the Christmas service in the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Novosibirsk © RIA Novosti/Alexander Kryazhev During the Christmas service at the Church of St. Joseph's Cathedral in Beijing (China) © Reuters During the Christmas service at the Cathedral in Jakarta (Indonesia) © Reuters The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, during Mass at St. Andrew's Church in Karachi (Pakistan) © Reuters During the Christmas service in the church in Semarang (Indonesia) © Reuters During the Christmas service near Manila Cathedral in the Philippines © Reuters During the Christmas service at St. Together with Catholics, the holiday is celebrated by Protestants living according to the Gregorian calendar, as well as 11 out of 15 Local Orthodox Churches in the world that adhere to the New Julian calendar, which coincides with the Gregorian one. Anthony of Padua in Istanbul (Turkey) © Reuters During the Christmas service at the Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad (Iraq) © Reuters The rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Dmitry (center) during the Christmas service (Moscow) © RIA Novosti/Ramil Sitdikov During the Christmas service near the church in Al-Hamdaniya (Iraq) © Reuters During the Christmas service at St. festive masses. More details & mdash; in the photographic tape AiF.ru. For most, Christmas & mdash; a family holiday, which is usually held with loved ones. Anthony of Padua in Istanbul (Turkey) © Reuters During the Christmas service at the Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad (Iraq) © Reuters The rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Dmitry (center) during the Christmas service (Moscow) © RIA Novosti/Ramil Sitdikov During the Christmas service near the church in Al-Hamdaniya (Iraq) © Reuters During the Christmas service at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Beijing (China) © Reuters During the Christmas service at the Cathedral in Jakarta (Indonesia) © Reuters The head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis during Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican © Reuters Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Moscow © RIA Novosti/Ramil Sitdikov Истoчник aif.ru Andrew's Church in Karachi (Pakistan) © Reuters During the Christmas service at the church in Semarang (Indonesia) © Reuters During the Christmas service near the Manila Cathedral in the Philippines © Reuters During the Christmas service at St. The head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis during Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican © Reuters Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Moscow © RIA Novosti/Ramil Sitdikov The head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis during Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican © Reuters During the Christmas service in the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Novosibirsk © RIA Novosti/Alexander Kryazhev During the Christmas service at the Church of St. December 25, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates one of the most important holidays of the year & mdash; Nativity.