Pope’s Christmas card features Bassano painting
December 17, 2012
Continuing a tradition begun by Pope Paul VI in 1963, Pope Benedict is sending Christmas cards to the members of the Roman Curia.
The card’s greeting -- Veritas de terra orta est! -- is taken from Psalm 84 (85) and is translated “truth is sprung out of the earth” in the Douay-Rheims version of the Bible. The card also features “The Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds” by Leandro Bassano (1557-1622).