- Mar 2, 2021
Especially in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic will rule out many people’s favorite Christmas traditions, they have a right to express their dislike of the decidedly untraditional Nativity scene on display in the center of St. Peter’s Square, said a priest who specializes in catechesis through art.
The image of baby Jesus nestled in the manger is a much-needed reminder during the pandemic that God gives the world the gift of hope in troubled times, Pope Francis said.
For many people, 2020 has cranked out nothing but a seemingly endless list of heartache and frustration for many reasons ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to recent elections.
Nativity scenes or other religious displays will not be allowed on public property in Rehoboth Beach for the third year in a row.
Putting up a Nativity scene before Christmas is a reminder to stop and remember what Christmas is really about and to prepare one’s heart like a manger for the coming of Christ, Pope Francis said.
A Nativity scene removed from a county courthouse lawn in southern Iowa won’t be returning.