Ti Piace il Presepe?

Tags: Currents Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Christmas, Diocese of Brooklyn, Italian-Americans

A presepio has been an important feature of Christmas celebrations in Italy for centuries. Appearing in churches, piazzas, and living rooms, the scene always includes a crèche, but is also known for elaborate reenactments of traditional or contemporary life. Many are complete with local buildings, streets and pastimes. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has one of his own at the Chancery. Michelle Powers spoke with him about its history.