Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Tree’

Vatican Christmas tree early for jubilee Comments 0

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Vatican’s Christmas tree will be unveiled early this year in order to coincide with the jubilee Year of Mercy. The 32-metre spruce tree from Bavaria was erected on November 18 in St Peter’s Square. It will be unveiled on December 8, a date when world attention will be on Rome at the start of Read more

Christmas trees heighten North and South Korea tensions Comments 0

Friday, December 16th, 2011

A South Korean Christian group is permitted to light up massive steel Christmas trees near the border with the North, despite North Korea warning South Korea of “unexpected consequences”. Following the warming of ties, South Korea halted its tradition of lighting up Christmas trees in 2003, but the South lit a tower last year as relations deteriorated Read more