Catholics around the world are preparing to celebrate Christmas, one of the major religious holidays. The celebrations are preceded by the Advent season. Christmas dinners bring together families, but only after the first star rises in the sky.Tonight will see the start of solemn services in churches. The Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary in Minsk will host a holy mass to be headed by Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz. A live broadcast will be available on theBelarus 1 channel at 21:45.