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December 25, 1223

On December 25, 1223. St. Francis of Assisi got permission from the Pope, Honorious III, and set up the first Nativity scene in Greccio, Italy. He found a suitable cave and set up a manger with hay and two live animals, an ox and an ass. He then invited the nearby villagers to come and … Continue reading

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