Vatican readies Christmas decorations for St. Peter's Square
CWN - December 02, 2011
Workers at the Vatican are preparing the Nativity scene that will be unveiled on Christmas eve in St. Peter’s Square, and preparing for the arrival of a gigantic spruce tree that will be raised on December 5 and illuminated on December 16.
The Nativity scene this year will show the traditional large figures against a background of buildings in the styles found in Palestine at the time of Christ’s birth. The crèche will be dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God.
The 100-foot Christmas tree, a gift from Ukraine, will be decorated with more than 2,500 ornaments and strings of white and yellow lights.
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