12/25/2018 08:35 AM EST
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
December 25, 2018
On behalf of the Department of State, I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all those celebrating today, together with Orthodox Christians celebrating in early January.
This joyful occasion brings Christian communities together to rejoice in the birth of Jesus. In addition to celebrating and spending time with loved ones, the spirit of Christmas reminds us of Jesus’ message of hope, mercy, and love of neighbor. This season reminds us to care for the less fortunate, including those communities around the world today who are not able to observe this holiday freely due to persecution or instability.
Again, a very Merry Christmas to those celebrating around the world. May you be surrounded by family, friends, and neighbors during this festive season.
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Please note the highlighted areas of this press release. Many Christians want to take Christmas away from the Christians. We only have two holidays a year for Christians and we need to keep them! What an honor to have the Secretary of State’s office recognize it! THANK YOU JESUS!
Dr. June Knight