Christmas in Bethlehem will be streamed live on the Internet this year.
A Christian online broadcast provider says it plans to offer a live Webcast showing Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity and the adjoining Manger Square. It says the Webcast will begin on Christmas Eve and run through Christmas and will include midnight Mass.
The streaming Webcast will be played on www.ipraytv.com. The Jerusalem-based provider said on Tuesday that the Bethlehem online broadcast will be replayed on its Web site after Christmas in case people miss it on Wednesday and Thursday.
The broadcaster also has offered live Webcasts of other Christian holy sites in Jerusalem including the Mount of Olives.