By Jim Fair

The third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday. But to the children gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus with the Holy Father it also is “Bambinelli Sunday”.

It was during the Angelus fifty years ago that St. Paul VI first blessed the statues of the Child Jesus brought by children to St. Peter’s Square, according to Vatican News. Children bring the figures of Jesus from their home nativity scenes and the Pope blesses them.

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