All the Ways Pope Francis’ Nativity Display is Freaking People Out

The Vatican annually displays a Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, but this year’s creation by teachers and students from the ceramic making town of Castelli is freaking people out with its futuristic outer space vibe. 

Check out the strange pictures and the uncomfortable comments below:

Sneak Peak

Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo got an advance look. “Have they taken the baby Jesus hostage? (Someone call Liam Neeson).”

Turns out 2020 could get worse…

He then went on to comment: “Is that Baby Yoda emerging from the Fisher-Price space man figurine?”

Snowman House of Horror

Another posted a cheeky comic strip comparison and wrote: “Loving the Vatican Nativity Scene.” 

How it started…

One replier snarked: “The memes make themselves.”

https://twitter.com/Qstang2/status/1338238646957166592

Ugly Robot Space Aliens

Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy wrote: This monstrosity is the Vatican’s nativity scene. Nothing like ugly robot space aliens to undermine the beauty & humanity of the Holy Family at Christmas time, during a pandemic when we need our timeless Church traditions more than ever.

Casting call 

A commenter posted this picture with the caption: “Auditions start for the 2021 Vatican Nativity Scene.”

Toy Story nightmare

One replier said the scene “looks like nightmarish merging of Toy Story action figures and Byzantine icons.”

Touching down 

Fox6Now anchor Jason Calvi joked: “Meanwhile at the Vatican, the Nativity scene has landed.”

 

Extraterrestrial 

Another tweeted: “If this doesn’t scream terrestrial friendships nothing does.”

https://twitter.com/BigRichTexasPam/status/1339640254953889793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1339640254953889793%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpublish.twitter.com%2F%3Fquery%3Dhttps3A2F2Ftwitter.com2FBigRichTexasPam2Fstatus2F1339640254953889793widget%3DTweet

Alternate options 

A commenter posted this appealing alternative.  

Especially the astronaut

Others were delighted, one user wrote: “You can’t be like “one reason Catholicism rules is because it’s weird” and then not love the Vatican nativity scene ESPECIALLY THE ASTRONAUT.”

I want one

Yet another commenter thought it was great: “I don’t know what I love more: the spaceman or the guy from the Star Wars Cantina. I really want a small one for our home.”

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Timothy Smith
Timothy Smith
2 months ago

Vatican II was the “suicide of the Roman Church.” They really started going awry in 1054, when the pope had a hissy fit. Glad I got out!
Thank God the true, Orthodox Church remains.

Jan
Jan
2 months ago
Reply to  Timothy Smith

The Pope has lost his mind. Also, he should stay out of politics!

Stephane
2 months ago
Reply to  Jan

Argentinian: what can you expect from a socialist idiot! Sodom and Gomorah do not bring any memories of doom? Same sex marriages ok? That papal absurdity reminds me of the “convenient cleric” described in the series of books after the rapture. “Left Behind”.

Onesmartbroad
Onesmartbroad
2 months ago
Reply to  Timothy Smith

The Church started by Jesus Christ is the One True Faith which I will never abandon. Of course bad actors and popes come on the scene when the evil in the world dominates. I do not run! I stay and defend my Jesus and my Church. Protestants run away and go where they are comfortable- for the time being. Relativism. Not taught by the Lord. Stay and fight! Defend the one, true faith! This is why the enemy attacks us so often; it is the Church started by Jesus. Popes can be corrupt but never the Church. Jesus promised us this.

hannie
2 months ago
Reply to  Onesmartbroad

All protestants do not run they go to a a church where Jesus Christ is tought..some church like the unity or oneness only believe Jesus was a teacher here on earth. they believe in God but not the trinity.I was raised in a penacostal church.baptisted in the baptist. and my husband is catholic i go to church with him and as long as I can get the words of Jesus I will go with him..faith is in your heart not your church.

Willy Willy
Willy Willy
2 months ago

Pope is an ass!

Madeleine Donaldson
Madeleine Donaldson
2 months ago
Reply to  Willy Willy

Was an ass. No longer on planet Earth

Dale Brown
2 months ago

Space suit not necessary Francis. True Father Son and Holy spirit is more than enough. Merry Christmas from Me.

Madeleine Donaldson
Madeleine Donaldson
2 months ago

The Vatican was the hot seat of the Illuminati. Fortunately tis been cleansed

Ellen
2 months ago

I don’t acknowledge that a pope has any authority what so ever to preach the Gospel ! With hundreds and hundreds of years of Raping and molesting children in the Catholic church. Why do they think they are GODLY and doing GODS work ! This pope is an abomination with his political views and leaning so far left ! The Nativity scene is ridiculous, that is NOT appropriate!

LES
LES
2 months ago

This Pope lost his mind long before being given this honorary position. Think the Church has probably seen a decline of true believers and has only replaced them with radicals who want to mock Jesus.

oldclimber
oldclimber
2 months ago

The “New Nativity” presented as a display of S & M functional ribbed condoms ?!!! This is beyond any distortion of “concept” in Divinity, including “Piss Christ” and “Shit Mary”, that I have had the misfortune to see. It “goes to show” that “wokedness” truly is the road to insanity.

J. Augustine
J. Augustine
2 months ago

For decades the Catholic Church has been replacing God’s words with the words of man assuming they had some Devine right to. The Pope is just a man as are the Cardinals, and Priests, and clergy in general, not greater than any other man on earth not due anymore respect or dignity than any other man or woman of God’s creations and the sooner they all understand that the sooner the will understand their position on earth.

Original Anna
Original Anna
2 months ago

Maybe we should send our communist organization BLM or Antifa over there to rip or tear or beat or burn down this little masterpiece. What the? Who is teaching these kids in the Catholic Church to be activists for Satan instead of Jesus and where is Jesus in this thing or am I missing him.