Once again, COVID means scaled-back Christmas celebrations around the world

Posted by on December 24, 2021 9:57 pm
Categories: US National Stories

Palestinian scout bands parade through Manger Square at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, during Christmas celebrations, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday.

From Bethlehem and Frankfurt to Boston, the surging coronavirus put a damper on Christmas Eve for a second year, forcing churches to cancel or scale back services and disrupting travel plans.

(Image credit: Mahmoud Illean/AP)

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