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Christmas Celebrations Start with Evening and Midnight Masses

Ljubljana/Celje, 25 December - Catholics around the country started Christmas celebrations with midnight masses on Thursday, while Protestants gathered in churches earlier in the evening. The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran said in his sermon that Christmas message was the answer to people's expectations, while his successor Anton Stres called for solidarity.

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran (centre) delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran (centre) delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran (centre) delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The outgoing Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran delivers Christmas midnight mass.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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