09/12/16 - Vatican Christmas tree and Nativity unveiled

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09/12/16 - Vatican Christmas tree and Nativity unveiled

Postby Alice » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:26 pm

Friday 9 December 2016

Christmas tree and nativity scene light up in the Vatican


At 4.30 p.m. today, in a cold winter evening in the Vatican, the Christmas tree and the nativity scene in St. Peter's Square lit up.

They will remain that way until January 8, 2017. The tree is an 80-feet tall fir that was brought from the Trentino region in the north of Italy.

The nativity scene, on the other hand, is a gift from the Archdiocese and Government of Malta. It was designed by local artist Manwel Grech.

The nativity scene includes a traditional Maltese boat, the "luzzu,” which not only represents Maltese tradition, according to the artists, but also the plight of the refugees that have to cross the Mediterranean fleeing from war and poverty.



With very kind permission from Rome Reports TV News Agency
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09/12/16 - Vatican Christmas tree and Nativity unveiled

Postby Alice » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:43 pm

Friday 9 December 2016


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