In 1223, St Francis of Assisi wanted to tell the story of Christmas. On 25 December, the first nativity scene was staged in the Italian village of Greccio. At midnight, this Christmas tradition began.
Our Lady of Fátima appeared to Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta and asked them to pray for an end to World War I. At the centennial celebrations of the Apparitions, the Pope reminded us of the Virgin Mary’s request.