President Dalia Grybauskaitė has sent the world's smallest nativity scene to Pope Francis as a unique Christmas gift created by Lithuanian scientists and students.
nano scale nativity scene
© VGTU

The pope will need a microscope to see the gift, which a 10,000 times reduced replica of the nativity scene on Vilnius' central Cathedral Square.

The nano-scale nativity scene, which has already been registered with the Guinness World Records, is so tiny that the baby Jesus is smaller than a human cell, the president's press office said in a press release on Friday.

"I am proud that our scientists and students have created the world's smallest nativity scene. I am particularly happy that we can present such an interesting and innovative gift to Pope Francis, whom we expect in Lithuania next year," President Grybauskaitė said.

The nativity scene was created by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University's creativity and innovation center Linkmenų Fabrikas together with scientists from the companies Femtika and 3D Ideja and in cooperation with the Vilnius Archdiocese, the capital's development agency Go Vilnius and the government's foreign investment promotion agency Invest Lithuania.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Early voting continues, kicks off at embassies

Early voting in Lithuania's presidential runoff and European Parliament elections continues in...

Police busted armed gang of 22 persons in international operation

Lithuania's police said on Wednesday it was involved in an international operation which led to...

Meilutyte retires from professional swimming

Lithuania's Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte announced her decision on Wednesday to end her...

Former Estonian president shares his insights why US is behind in digital breakthrough


Colorful and always with a smile on his face. This is how many people remember a former Estonian...

Planes were too close during Marijampole incident but there was no real threat

Several planes got too close over Lithuania's southern city of Marijampole in April but there was no...