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Pope's last 'escapade' of 2012, prayer before the Nativity display at St. Peter's Square


On site, he prayer alongside the creator of the Nativity set, modelled after the city of Matera (Italy), the same region where the “Passion of the Christ” was filmed. 

Benedict XVI greeted the leaders of the region of Basilicata, who financed the Nativity set. He also thanked the band director of the Swiss Guard for living up the visit.