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DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The baby Jesus confined to a black metal cage. The three wise men fenced off in a corner of the manger.

A Catholic church in a Boston suburb is using its traditional Nativity scene to underscore the nation's immigration divide.

St. Susanna's Parish in Dedham unveiled the display last weekend. Pastor Fr. Stephen Josoma tells WBZ-TV the scene isn't a political statement but a "Christian message."

The scene references the controversial separation of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year and the continued debate over building a more robust border wall. A blue banner above the display asks, "Peace on Earth?"

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The church used its Nativity last year to call attention to gun violence by listing some of the country's deadliest mass shooting behind the display.

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