Technology Meets Tradition, As Pope Francis Lights Tree with a Tablet

Technology Meets Tradition, As Pope Francis Lights Tree with a Tablet December 8, 2014

Gubbio Christmas treeThe world’s largest Christmas tree is aglow again on a hillside above the Umbrian town of Gubbio.  Pope Francis used a tablet to light the tree, which is made of 1,000 colored lights and measures 2,460 feet (750 metres) tall by nearly 1,500 feet (450 metres) wide.

The Gubbio tree was listed in the Guinness Book of Records in 1991 as the “world’s largest Christmas tree.”

In 2011, Pope Benedict touched the button which lighted the tree.

Photo source:  Vatican Radio


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