Vatican City, Dec 14, 2012 / 11:00 am
This Christmas season visitors to St. Peter's Square will get a chance to see a Nativity scene that is set amid a famous city of ancient cave dwellings from southern Italy.
"The Nativity Scene reminds us of what is important about the mystery of Christmas," Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, Secretary General of the Governorate of Vatican City State, told CNA on Dec. 13.
"It's not about a fact that took place in the past and was sealed in time and space," he explained. "The mystery of Christmas strongly represents the real, living presence of Christ and his Church and spirit."
"That mystery of Christmas is represented and renewed every time the Church, in the Eucharistic celebration in the Sacramental sign, celebrates Christmas," he said.