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.
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