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Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in St. Peter's Square

Catholic World News - December 17, 2010

The Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square was illuminated on Friday, December 17, in a short ceremony at which Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, the president of the Vatican City governorate, presided.

Before the evening ceremony, Pope Benedict XVI met with a delegation from the South Tyrol region, from which the giant spruce tree was taken. The 93-year-old tree is just over 110 feet tall.

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