Home News Inaugurated in the Vatican the wooden nativity scene made in Sutrio: in 500 from Friuli

Inaugurated in the Vatican the wooden nativity scene made in Sutrio: in 500 from Friuli

by admin
Inaugurated in the Vatican the wooden nativity scene made in Sutrio: in 500 from Friuli

The ceremony in which Cardinal Fernando Vergez Alzaga and Sister Raffaella Petrini, respectively president and secretary general of the Governorate of the State of the Vatican City, inaugurated the nativity scene and turned on the lighting of the Christmas tree, set up in the center of Bernini’s oval.

The Crib created in Sutrio has been inaugurated in the Vatican


The official delegations of the places of origin of the crib and the tree were present, coming respectively from Sutrio, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and from Rosello, in Abruzzo.

A delegation from Guatemala also took part – led by Mario Bucaro Flores, Minister of Foreign Affairs – who set up the crib in the Paul VI Hall. In particular, for the artistic crib – made entirely of wood – the president of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Massimiliano Fedriga, and the mayor of Sutrio, Manlio Mattia, were present, among others.

The ceremony

Fedriga: «A great honor to meet Pope Francis, in the Vatican the region will be at the center of the Christmas celebrations»

On the morning of Saturday 3 December, the delegations were received in audience by Pope Francis for the official presentation of the gifts. The nativity scene and the tree in St. Peter’s Square will remain on display until the end of the Christmas season, which coincides with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Sunday 8 January 2023.

The ceremony

The hotel management school of IAL Friuli Venezia Giulia at the service of the Pope

See also  Sport and solidarity: already over a thousand women enrolled in the Corri in Rosa di San Vendemiano

Hand-carved by 11 wood artists, spread over an area of ​​116 m2, the Sutrio crib is made up of 18 life-size statues. The dome of the crib, dominated by the angel, reaches a height of 7 meters.

No trees were cut down for the cedar wood statues and for the structure, built with 24 cubic meters of larch wood. The cradle for the baby, entirely made with recycled material, was carved from the root of a tree uprooted during the Vaia storm of 2018.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy