Nativity comic books for multicultural Brit kids

December 1st, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 1 (ANI): Church leaders have introduced Beano-style comics with Santa and snowmen integrated into the story of the Nativity, in a bid to make Brit kids aware of why is Christmas celebrated.

Christmas Crackers was produced by the Diocese of London to make the Christmas story fresh and relevant to modern children.

The comics available on dioceses website have been produced following the concerns that many kids did not know the Christmas story.

The Right Rev Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, said that he was committed to telling the story of Jesus Christ in a modern way that was accessible and appealing to young people, reports Times Online.

The comics are part of an online teaching pack that includes assembly and lesson plans. They have been sent to Londons 479 parishes and 130 Church of England schools, which have about 40,000 pupils. (ANI)

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