Nativity scene commissioned by Pope Nicholas IV in 1292. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

First Known Nativity Scene Figurines are on Display in Rome

Dec 27, 2022

The first known Nativity scene figurines are currently on display in one of Rome’s oldest basilicas.

Archaeologists Prepare to Open "tomb of Jesus" Midwife’ to Public

Dec 20, 2022

A team of archaeologists has unearthed artifacts from an ancient Jewish burial cave associated with Salome, who according to some Christian traditions was a midwife at the Nativity of Jesus.

Pope Francis spent time in silent prayer in front of a nativity scene handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala on Dec. 3, 2022. | Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Guatemala to the Holy See

Pope Francis Blesses Nativity Scene Made by Craftsmen in Guatemala

Dec 4, 2022

Pope Francis blessed a nativity scene on Saturday that was handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala.

Pope Francis blesses nativity scenes near the Vatican Dec. 9, 2019. Credit/ EWTN-CNA/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool

Pope Francis Blesses 100 Nativity Scenes Near the Vatican

Dec 10, 2019

Pope Francis Monday stopped by the “100 Nativities in the Vatican” display to bless Christmas scenes from all over the world.