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There are a great many reasons why this collection of objects is unsuitable for display as the Vatican’s Nativity scene.

By Dr Joseph Shaw, LifeSiteNews, Dec 17, 2020

Dr Joseph Shaw has a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University, where he also gained a first degree in Politics and Philosophy and a graduate Diploma in Theology.

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Joseph ShawDecember 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — This year, the annual tradition of the large-scale Nativity scene in St Peter’s Square descended into farce when the figures were revealed as childish and hideous products of artistic modernism. The figures were produced over the course of about a decade starting in 1965 and are reminiscent of the mediocre art of that time. One of the figures visiting the crib is an astronaut; others are unrecognizable. There is an angel represented as a bizarre, tower-like object with meaningless rings round it.

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