The Vatican’s Christmas tree was lit in the center of St. Peter’s Square today, Catholic News Agency reports. A gift from the people of the Ukraine, the 98-foot spruce was decked out with 2,500 gold and silver ornaments and stands next to the square’s obelisk.
Rome Reports has a charming video of Ukrainian children singing a Christmas song during the tree-lighting ceremony, and below are some lovely images from Catholic News Service of the ceremony and the tree itself.
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