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Improvement from last year, but…

Made of Sand: Vatican’s New Nativity Scene Unveiled

Photo credit: Marina Testino

You may recall that last year the Vatican’s Christmas nativity scene was basically a harrowing homo-erotic horror show. Compared to that, virtually anything is an improvement.

This year, the powers that be in the Modernist Unholy See are presenting a nativity scene made entirely of sand, sculpted by the professional team of Rich Varano, right in St. Peter’s Square. The unveiling and inauguration took place today, and Vatican News has released a video of the entire ceremony:

In case you don’t care to watch the entire 75-minute video, Rome Reports has summarized the event in a brief clip:

The core of this year’s nativity scene, pictured at the top of this post, is odd. Without trying to find fault, one simply cannot gloss over the fact that the Blessed Mother is clearly shown as needlessly immodest, and St. Joseph is depicted in a strange posture motioning people not to approach. What message is this sending?

We’ll let you decide. The combox is open for 30 days. More pictures of the sand nativity scene can be found here.

Image source: twitter.com (Edward Pentin; photo by Marina Testino)
License: Fair use

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