Father Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish was suspended by his diocese after a video emerged of him riding a "hoverboard" scooter during Mass in the Philippines.
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The Rev. Vsevolod Chaplin, shown here in 2012, was dismissed with little explanation. The high-ranking religious conservative was known for making controversial statements about politics and public morals.
Performers conduct a dress rehearsal of the annual nativity concert at Falls Church Anglican in Virginia. The event attracts hundreds of people on Christmas Eve.
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Across India, several Christian communities prepare sweet homemade wines for the festive season from a rich array of local fruit, roots and grain. Above, a glass of golden pineapple wine.
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