People from all religions come together to celebrate Christmas

December 25th, 2007 - 9:37 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai\Bhopal/Ranchi, Dec 25 (ANI): People from all communities of the country today celebrated Christmas with full fervour and gaiety.

Special midnight mass, carol singing and lots of enthusiasm were the order of the day as people from all communities celebrated the festival.
Churches in Mumbai, Jharkhand and various other states were decked up in view of Christmas celebrations.

“It brings us a lot of peace, lot of happiness and lot of love. It’s not only about enjoying and celebrating; it’s sharing love with one another. That’s it. This is what I feel Christmas is. And as father said just now it’s the language of love,” said Sneha, a devotee from Mumbai. Christmas fervors swept Madhya Pradesh as well. Akhind Khode from Bhopal has a stamp collection based on Christmas. “I don’t think that any Christian in Madhya Pradesh has such a big collection of stamps. As far as my knowledge goes, nobody else has such a huge collection of Christmas stamps,” Though the celebrations were in full swing, Cardinal Telesphore. P. Toppo from Jharkhand sounded a word of caution expressing deep concern over the increasing violence and cruelty among people. Christmas in the country like everywhere else transcends the boundaries of caste creed and religion. (ANI)

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