The Vatican unveiled on December 7 the nativity scene at St Peter’s square. It consists of twenty life-size figures and puts the focus not on Jesus but on the seven corporal works of mercy.
One statue shows a muscular fully naked man. Users on Gloria.tv called the figure “Adonis” and expressed their conviction that it has "nothing to do" with the Vatican gay mafia.
The webpage veritas-vincit-international.org tried to use a photo of the naked man for an advertisement on Facebook. It was rejected. The reason given, “Your ad can’t include images that are sexually suggestive or provocative.”