Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican creche supplied by southern Italian region

Catholic World News - December 05, 2012

The Basilicata region, at the southern end of Italy, has furnished the Christmas crèche that will be erected in St. Peter’s Square this year.

The crèche includes 100 terra cotta figures, created by sculptor Francesco Artese. The work is designed to evoke the landscape of Basilicata, but also the scenery of the Holy Land.

The crèche is St. Peter’s Square is provided each year by Catholics from a different region. The giant Nativity scene is constructed by Vatican workers, following the sculptor’s designs.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($9,390 to go):
$35,000.00 $25,610.43
27% 73%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Monday-morning musings 20 hours ago
But WHY are these videos so damaging to Planned Parenthood? July 25
A Vatican conference with a pronounced leftward political tilt July 24
Bearing witness to the Truth July 24
Church Fathers: St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Part I July 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days