Christmas Tributes

An exhibition of Christmas presents to the Pope from Catholics grateful for the clarity of Amoris Laetitiae has opened on the Scala Regia in the Vatican.

Every step of the long staircase, designed by Bernini for the reception of distinguished guests, is occupied by a pair of red shoes (some of which are illustrated here).

In a characteristic gesture of charity and humility the Pope has given instructions that the shoes should be distributed among the poor of Rome.


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