Text of Pope Francis’ traditional Christmas day message

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!

In Bethlehem, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. He was born, not by the will of man, but by the gift of the love of God our Father, who “so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16). (READ MORE)

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are a holiday treat

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If you’re a fan of dark chocolate peppermint bark at Christmastime, you’re going to love these cookies. Your friends and family will, too. But you’ll have to plan ahead because the batter is so soft it needs to chill overnight before scooping. (READ MORE)

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What’s for Noche Buena, chef?

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Some wait for midnight to open their presents, some prefer to sleep it off and wait for Christmas morning, which makes sense since Santa has yet to fill the stockings.

But before the surprises and shrieks of joy by the tree, the family gathers around the table for the Noche Buena. (READ MORE)

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Christmas Village: A Silaynon pride and tradition

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Silay City in Negros Occidental is celebrating Yuletide holidays for the whole month of December with its Christmas Village 2017 at the public plaza as the centerpiece of its merrymaking.

The plaza has become an enchanting sight spruced up with the “belen” (nativity scene) and “arko” (welcome arch) installations mounted by the villages. (READ MORE)

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