After winning in The Catholic Register’s Christmas drawing contest, Jasmeen Arcentales has scored a double victory by taking top honours in our Easter competition for children.

Thousands travel Via Dolorosa to follow Jesus’ steps

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JERUSALEM - With Easter upon us, millions of Catholics around the world have taken part in the Stations of Cross during the Lenten season. While many people prayed the stations in their local parish, each year thousands leave their communities to experience the real thing: the Via Dolorosa.

Christmas is time to feel God's closeness, experience peace, Pope says

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VATICAN CITY - Celebrating the first Christmas since his election, Pope Francis preached the goodness and tenderness of God, and prayed that men and women around the world would allow God's grace to transform them into peacemakers.

There’s just that feeling about the Church of the Annunciation

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NAZARETH - After visiting the Church of the Annunciation in the town where Mary and Joseph raised Jesus, Eugenia Chapman will never view Christmas the same.

Church of the Nativity restoration is like touching history

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BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK - Helping restore the roof of the Church of the Nativity is like touching a piece of the beginning of Christian history, said an Italian restorer who is heading work on the first phase of the long-awaited repairs.

Wishing you a Green Christmas

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Wish yourself a Green Christmas this holiday season by staying eco-friendly. The Green Church, a program of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, has provided a list of ideas to decrease waste and reduce your carbon footprint this Christmas season.

Young artists show off their talent in Christmas contest

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Despite receiving over 500 entries in our third annual children’s Christmas drawing contest, selecting a winner didn’t require the wisdom of three wise men. The entry of Jomalaine Mae Cinense was so impressive we put it on the cover.

Christmas provides work at Bethlehem’s L’Arche

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BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK - Activity was in full swing at the Ma’an lil-Hayat workshop as 16 adults shaped felted wool into round balls for a large order of sheep to fill people’s Nativity scenes.

Airport chaplaincy provides solace for travellers, workers alike

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TORONTO - Since Bradley Jacobson started flying a Boeing 737 more than a decade ago, he spends about 75 per cent of the Christmas season away from his family in Alberta.

Christmas Street Patrol transmits joy, one smile at a time

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TORONTO - This Christmas, many homeless won’t be visiting their families.

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