The Vatican Has Its Nano-Nativity Scene

Source: FSSPX News

Dalia Grybauskaite views the "Nano-Crêche" through a microscope

Lithuania just gave the smallest nativity scene in the world to the smallest State in the world. The pope may travel to this country in 2018.


The Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite knows Francis’s interest in cutting-edge technology. For example, the “Laudato si’ Challenge” launched on December 4-5, 2017 at the Vatican, at the end of which nine young businesses (“startups”) were awarded prizes for their innovations in the face of the ecological challenge.

The First Lady of Lithuania was photographed on December 22 looking into a microscope at a replica of the nativity scene given to the Holy Father a few days earlier. The technical accomplishment is a scene of the Nativity reduced 10,000 times and made three-dimensional with laser.

Dalia Grybauskaite also announced a papal visit to her country in 2018. In Lithuania, 77.3% of the population is Catholic.

It was in the country’s capital, Vilnius, that Sister Faustina received from Christ the devotion of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. In October of 2015, a replica of a painting depicting Christ’s apparition to the religious was offered to the pope by the Lithuanian president.