to mark Christmas. Bethlehem

epa03015997 The Christian Custodian of the Holy Land, Pierbattista Pizzaballa of the Franciscan order, celebrates mass in the Church of St. Catherine in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on 26 November 2011. The visit marked the beginning of the period of the Advent, leading to the Christmas celebrations. EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN