Bakery replaces Jesus with sausage roll, faces backlash

The Greggs promotion.
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A BRITISH bakery has been forced to apologise for replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll in the Nativity Scene.

Greggs, a large UK bakery chain, released the images as part of a promotion for their advent calendar, which contains a voucher for each day in the lead up to Christmas, reported

But some people weren't too happy about the savoury treat being looked upon fondly in the manger by the Three Wise Men instead of Jesus, with some people accusing the chain of religious insensitivity and calling for a boycott.

Greggs said in a statement: "We're really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention."

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