World Dec 24

Clergymen pray inside the Church of the Nativity on Christmas eve in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 24, 2019. Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters
Christmas festivities begin in Bethlehem

The Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born, was set to host Palestinian dignitaries and pilgrims from around the world for a midnight Mass.