From an earlier post on this blog:
Pope Francis spoke to the diplomatic corps and amongst other things, said, "Hence it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam."
Citing a “need to control the rising number of public holidays,” the government of the largely Hindu nation of Nepal has removed Christmas from the list of approved days, according to an AsiaNews report.
Rev. C. B. Gahatraj, the head of the National Federation of Christians, said that “if Christmas is not a national holiday, the workers of the private sector will not be able to celebrate it. The government recognizes 83 festivities for Hindus and other communities, but none for Christians.”
|"Celebrating Christmas would make us look funny."|