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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 Tarrech

Dean, 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. ;