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Christmas celebrated with fervour in Karnataka

Christians across Karnataka, where around 15 churches were vandalised in September over alleged conversion and insult to Hindu gods, celebrated Christmas with fervour.

india Updated: Dec 25, 2008 15:28 IST

Christians across Karnataka, where around 15 churches were vandalised in September over alleged conversion and insult to Hindu gods, celebrated Christmas with fervour.

Hundreds thronged brightly-lit churches for the midnight mass in Bangalore. There were large crowds also in the coastal city of Mangalore and central Karnataka town of Davangere, the two places where several churches had been attacked.

Police personnel guarded the churches.

Archbishop Bernard Moras led the mass at St Xavier's church in Bangalore and wished people of Karnataka peace, harmony and friendship.