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Christmas tree lights up Saint Peter's Square

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Published on Dec 21, 2009

The ornaments are hung. The star is shinning and the lights are on!

This year two children had the honor of flipping the switch that lit this 6 ton Christmas tree. The tree, which stands almost 30 meters tall, was a gift from the Walloon region in Belgium.

Belgium pilgrims including a band travelled to Rome for the ceremony. A ceremony that was well attended despite the chilly weather.

When I saw the picture of the Vatican I never expected to see the Christmas tree.

When I think of a Christmas Tree I think about a Nativity scene it has a spiritual essence. .

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