Pope Celebrates Christmas Eve Amid Security Fears

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI ushered in Christmas Eve with an evening Mass on Friday amid heightened security concerns following the package bombings at two Rome embassies and Christmas Eve security breaches at the Vatican the past two years....

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