Church of St Catherine of AlexandriaOctober 12 in Palestine
The midnight Mass beamed from Bethlehem to television viewers worldwide on Christmas Eve is celebrated in the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria.
This 19th-century church adjoins the 6th-century Church of the Nativity, built over the cave where Jesus was born. It even shares a wall with the Nativity church.
The Church of St Catherine is the parish church for Bethlehem’s Catholics