Vatican's Christmas Tree Is a Show-Stopper

It was only fitting. Last week Pope Benedict XVI got to light that great Christmas tree, the “world’s largest” tree, on the Italian hillside…. So it was good that an excited little boy got to press the button to light the towering 82-foot Ukrainian spruce that marks the 2011 Christmas season at the Vatican. And what a celebration it was—especially for the people of Ukraine, who had given this great 60-year-old tree to the Holy Father. They crowded into St. Peter’s Square, … [Read more...]


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