Pope's Christmas message focuses on Mideast, China

In his Christmas message to the world Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to the slaughter in Syria and for more meaningful negotiations between Israelis and... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2012


Thousands enjoy merry Christmas in Bethlehem

Christians from the world over packed Manger Square in Bethlehem Monday to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient West Bank town where he was born. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2012


Remembering the true meaning of Christmas

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Read more »

Dec. 24, 2012


New female mayor gears Bethlehem up for Christmas

Bethlehem's first female mayor, Vera Baboun, can't walk through the main square of the biblical town without being stopped by admirers. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2012


Christmas still offers hope amid sorrow

Amid a sea of sorrow, manifest by wave after wave of visitors from different parts of the nation, Chip Carpenter, a police officer in Newtown, Conn., told a CBS... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2012


Pilgrims' progress: Religious tourism is growing despite a slow economy

Not even a global recession or a movement away from organized religion has stopped the growth of religious tourism. With multiple factors driving this development, an... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2012

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