Roman Catholic Church Apologizes To Parents After Bishop Tells Children Santa Claus Isn’t Real
For many children around the world, the excitement of Christmas isn’t just about climbing the tree and knowing that there are many presents waiting to be opened, but it’s also when Santa Claus comes to town.
A Roman Catholic church in Sicily, Italy, had to apologize to relatives after its bishop told a group of children that Santa Claus didn’t exist. According to BBC News, Bishop Antonio Stagliano also mentioned that the red costume of Santa Claus had been chosen by Coca-Cola for advertising.
Reverend Alessandro Paolino, from the Diocese of Noto, said the bishop had tried to emphasize the true meaning of Christmas, but the comments angered many parents.
“First of all, on behalf of the bishop, I express my sadness for this declaration, which created a disappointment among the little ones, and I want to clarify that the intentions of Monsignor Stagliano were very different”, declared Reverend Paolino in an article on the diocese. The Facebook page.
No more milk and cookies for us then! Guess Santa Claus won’t be coming to town.
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