Catholic Christmas around the world

December 25, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates one of the most important holidays of the year & mdash; Nativity. 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.

festive masses. For most, Christmas & mdash; a family holiday, which is usually held with loved ones. More details & mdash; in the photographic tape AiF.ru.

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. 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. 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. 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

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. 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. 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. 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

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