From the starry night to the “extras,” the pope sees a role for everyone in the Christmas creche, and explains it in a new apostolic letter.
The Holy Father encourages families to continue this tradition and explains the spiritual symbolism behind each element of the Christmas creche.
The pope released the letter during a visit to the site where St. Francis created the first Nativity scene.
Here is a slideshow that features Pope Francis’ commentary on the symbolism found in the traditional Nativity scene.
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