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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal carries a statuette of the baby Jesus during the midnight Mass marking the beginning of Christmas Day at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Fadi Arouri, Pool)
Photo by: Fadi Arouri
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal carries a statuette of the baby Jesus during the midnight Mass marking the beginning of Christmas Day at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Fadi Arouri, Pool)

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