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VIDEO: Muslim choir girls singing Arabic Christmas carols captures hearts

The group sang 'Silent Night' in Arabic at a church in Beirut in a touching show of interfaith
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Footage of a Muslim girls’ choir singing Christmas carols in Arabic at a church in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has warmed hearts everywhere.

The carolers of around 40 girls can be seen singing Christmas classic ‘Silent Night’ in Arabic at the St Elias Greek Catholic Church in downtown Beirut, located in a majority Muslim neighbourhood of the city.

Part of the Imam Sadr Foundation, the choir of Muslim girls have performed at a number of Christmas concerts throughout December, according to the foundation's Facebook page

The video of their performance on the 19th of December soon went viral, with many viewers praising the moving interfaith gesture. “So peaceful and so beautiful,” one person wrote. “True spirit of Chtistmas and of Lebanon,” another comment read.

This article is available in French on Middle East Eye French edition.

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