This news story originally appeared at Lifestyle News on 10 December 2021

Bah! Humbug! Italy bishop tells children Santa doesn’t exist | AP News

ROME (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Sicily publicly apologized to outraged parents after its bishop told a group of children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. In a Facebook post and subsequent comments Friday, the diocese of Noto insisted that Bishop Antonio Stagliano didn’t mean to dash the dreams of the youngsters two weeks before Christmas.