Pope Benedict XVI prayed to God for peace in the world. “Grant us the grace of true brotherhood. Help us to become like you. Help us to recognize your face in others who need our assistance,” he said.
Christians across the world are celebrating the festival with Carol singing and special services. Christ was born over 2000 years ago in Bethlehem.
Churches across the country have been tastefully decorated. Goa police have intensified patrolling following a terror alert.
Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and Arjuna Rampal are expected to be participating in the December 29 – 29 Sunburn Goa electronic music festival.