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An artist works on a sand sculpture representing part of nativity scene in St. Peter's square at the Vatican

Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square Gets 720-ton Sand Nativity Scene

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters)  The traditional nativity scene in St. Peter's Square won't be so traditional this year. For the first time, it is...
People watch the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in the Manhattan borough of New York

Festive Fun or Festive Fail? Christmas Classics Cause Offence

By Rachel Savage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Music is as much a part of the Christmas season as nativity scenes, snow and Santa grottos But some seasonal...
A Christmas tree is seen in downtown Rome

Romans Decry ‘Mangy’, City’s Threadbare Christmas Tree, as Symbol of Decline

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How mangy are your branches! That could be Rome's version of the classic Christmas carol,...
Actors perform the real-life Nativity biblical scenes in Postojna cave, in Postojna

Behold The Christmas Story – in a Limestone Cave

By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA (Reuters) One of the world's largest limestone caves, the Postojna Cave in western Slovenia, is a long way from a stable...
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Santa Tracker phone calls with children at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida

Trump’s Christmas Wish – ‘We’ve Got Prosperity. Now We Want Peace’

By Roberta Rampton PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from...
A monk holds a statue of the baby Jesus taken from a bed of bullet shells from a Nativity scene outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

Franciscan Monks Put Baby Jesus on Bed of Bullets to Press...

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly "provocation" nativity scene designed...
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