News - 29 Dicembre 2020 2020’s Nativity in St. Peter’s Square: Refreshing Change or Sci-Fi Horror Show? The white metal roofing may protect the statues from rain, but it belongs at the entrance to an airport, shopping center, or hospital, not as the roof of a crèche. At night the lighting is very dim so the statues are in the dark. As for the stark scenario there is no backdrop and no stable and the statues too few, too far apart and all facing forward in a line-up so there is no story and no emotion. Yet I was saddened by the narrow-minded contempt from traditionalists.