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Nativity scene contest launched in Mexico

A contest called #SíALosNacimientos (Yes to Nativity Scenes) seeks to fill public property throughout Mexico with Nativity scenes in response to an attempt to ban them.

Promoted by the platform Verdades Claras y Falsas Máximas A.C. (Clear Truths and False Maxims), the contest proposes that Mexicans

“place Nativity scenes on public property and send photographs to our social media.”

“The material will be received from Nov. 27, the First Sunday of Advent, to Dec. 11, the Third Sunday of Advent,” the platform explained to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language sister news agency.

In addition, the contest includes a written category, where participants can submit

“an essay of between 2,000 and 4,000 words arguing why Nativity scenes and religious symbols have a place on public property.”

Father Pablo Patrito, a priest of Crusaders of Christ the King, a priestly society of apostolic life, explained that “the State is there to guarantee the common good” whose foundation “is human dignity.”

“When the State goes against human dignity, it is attacking the common good. When the State promotes human dignity, it is also firmly establishing the common good,” he explained.

Source: Catholic News Agency

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