At Midnight Mass, Top Cleric Congratulates Abbas on UN Bid

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal gives sermon at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity and praises Palestinian President for being 'at the forefront of those who worked and continue to work for nonviolence, peace and justice.'

As throngs of Christian pilgrims converged on Bethlehem’s Manger Square for a glimpse of the celebrated midnight Mass this Christmas Eve, the Holy Land’s...