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Giant Christmas tree from Bavaria headed for St. Peter's Square

Catholic World News - December 03, 2013

The Christmas tree that will stand in St. Peter’s Square this year has left Bavaria, and will arrive at the Vatican on Friday morning, December 6.

The tree, which stands over 80 feet tall, was harvested in Regensburg, Germany. It is being trucked to Rome, where it is expected Thursday evening, and then will be taken to St. Peter’s Square for a Friday-morning ceremony.

Each year the Vatican receives a Christmas tree from a different European region. In addition to the giant tree that stands in St. Peter’s Square, the chosen region also delivers a few dozen smaller trees that decorate offices in the Vatican.

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  • Posted by: normnuke - Dec. 04, 2013 1:48 PM ET USA

    Is this legal?? I mean, even if it's just called a 'season' tree, is that legal? The Justice Dept. should look into this

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