What is the significance of the Christmas tree?
The Christmas tree is a symbol of life and hope, that is decorated with ornaments and lights around the world. The decoration shows the importance of the birth of Jesus.
Armand Puig i TarrechDean, Faculty of Theology in Catalonia
“Jesus became poor - ;born in Bethlehem, a place of poverty. But it was a humble place with meaning. It is a poverty which leads to great wealth - spiritual abundance, gifts, vitality and peace”.
The first time a Christmas tree was placed in the Vatican was in 1982, at the request of John Paul II. ;He wanted both the Nativity and the tree, so that the two main signs of Christmas were very visible in Saint Peter?s Square. ;