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Bishop: Children should know gifts don’t come from Santa

Catholic World News - December 15, 2010

Criticizing plans for a Santa Claus house in the city square, an Argentine prelate said that Christmas should not be confused with a “fat man dressed in red.”

“Surely, in the coming days there will be a deluge of advertisements after they inaugurate the house where a fat man dressed in red lives,” said Archbishop Fabriciano Sigampa of Resistencia. “And we should not confuse, we should not confuse Christmas with that.”

He added that children “should know that, in reality, the gifts come from the efforts of their parents and with the help of Jesus.”

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