- The annual nativity scene in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican is dominated by the refugees this year. The nativity scene is next to life-sized figures of Joseph and Mary, to see the three kings and an angel a brightly colored fishing boat.
The stable this year is a gift from the government and the Archdiocese of Malta and reminds according to Pope Francis 'the sad and tragic reality of the migrants' heading to Italy. 'In the painful experiences of these brothers and sisters, we recognize the Child Jesus again. 'In the crib, which was inaugurated Friday, also to see a fallen cross and the remains of a pillar, possibly as a symbol of war and destruction.
Friday afternoon, the lights in the 25-meter high Christmas tree were lit on the square.