FROM BISHOP TO ICON OF SANTA CLAUS
The cult of Saint Nicholas is widespread in many parts of the world, including Italy.
He is one of the most loved and revered saints, unites Catholics and Orthodox and ist he subject to numerous legends and miracles.
He lived between the III and IV centuries AD and died on 6 December 343, a day that was later adopted for his celebration.
His relics are preserved in Bari, a city that has venerated him as a patron for many centuries. This is a day of great celebrations both in Bari and in other parts of the world.