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N. Korean Defectors Celebrate Christmasi
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December 24, 2013 12:37 PM
North Korea, an atheist one-party state, doesn't allow celebrations of Christmas or other religious holidays. Many North Korean defectors do mark the holiday, though, because they're rescued by Christian missionaries. VOA's Daniel Schearf visited a defector church in Seoul and has this story.

N. Korean Defectors Celebrate Christmas

Published December 24, 2013

North Korea, an atheist one-party state, doesn't allow celebrations of Christmas or other religious holidays. Many North Korean defectors do mark the holiday, though, because they're rescued by Christian missionaries. VOA's Daniel Schearf visited a defector church in Seoul and has this story.


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