Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican readies Christmas decorations for St. Peter's Square

Catholic World News - 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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($17,660 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,340.48
50% 50%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism 2 hours ago
Relax; the Pope didn't change Church teaching with a phone call 4 hours ago
Round Trip to the present moment: a Catholic jazz artist's latest offering April 22
Easter with the Pope April 21
Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20