Christian pilgrims from around the world have been gathering this Christmas Eve in Bethlehem – revered as the birthplace of Jesus.
Christmas Day in the West Bank town of Bethlehem saw hundreds of Christians and tourists from around the world gather to celebrate mass at the
The Holy Fire arrives in Bethlehem where Christians welcome it with marching bands and celebrations outside the Church of the Nativity.
Before arriving to Bethlehem’s Manger Square where the Holy Mass will be celebrated, Pope Francis makes a brief stop at thewall that divides Israel
Hundreds of Palestinian Christian worshippers celebrated Easter’s Holy Fire ceremony in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Runners at the London Marathon held a 30-second silence to honour the the victims of the Boston bombings. Around 36,000 runners took part in the
Many Palestinian and Christian pilgrims say Christmas in Bethlehem has even more meaning following major events this year. First, their route in
West Bank tourism is usually at its peak around the Christmas period with visitors from all over the world flocking, above all else, to the ancient
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on Saturday at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity after UNESCO included the site on its list of World Heritage
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born. UNESCO – the United Nations Educational
Thousands of chanting Eastern Orthodox Christians lit torches from a flame carried by Jerusalem’s Patriarch Theophilos III. The noisy celebration is
The Palestinian president took part in a Christmas Eve mass in Bethlehem at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the spot where Christ was
Seasonal celebrations are in full swing in the traditional birthplace of Jesus as Bethlehem’s Mayor hails a Christmas of hope for the Palestinian
Authorities in Bethlehem hope UNESCO’s recent admission of Palestine will enable them to list the church on the site of Jesus’ traditional birthplace
15,000 people packed into the square outside, and it was a crowded Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for the Christmas mass. Pilgims and
In the place where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, Christmas celebrations are taking place in the shadow of a concrete wall built by the
It may be Christmas in Bethlehem but the marching bands – a legacy of British occupation in Palestine – parade in the shadow of a concrete wall
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will chair a congress of his Fatah movement today – the first such gathering of the group in 20 years. Secular
Pope Benedict XVI has ushered in Christmas at the Vatican as he led the celebration of Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica. The service was sold
Later he will lead Midnight Mass in the famous Church of the Nativity. But the Vatican’s most senior representative in the Holy Land has already got
Security was extremely heavy across the West Bank town of Bethlehem as Christmas celebrations got underway in Jesus’ birthplace. Palestianians are