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Priest replaces Nativity scene after outcry over Mary wearing a burqa

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 01/04/17

The video above shows what sparked the protest.

Details, from RNS: 

After political outcry and personal threats, an Italian priest has replaced a Christmas Nativity scene that critics said depicted Mary, the mother of Jesus, with a Muslim body covering. The Rev. Franco Corbo, a 76-year-old pastor from the southern town of Potenza, was the subject of a nationwide backlash on TV and social media and received hundreds of abusive telephone calls at his parish as a result of his Nativity scene.

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