The 2023 Vatican Christmas tree has arrived in St. Peter's Square. Early this morning, a truck brought the fir tree to the Vatican from the city of Marca in the Piedmont region in the northwestern part of Italy.
The regional governor of Piedmont said that after the Christmas season, the wood of this tree will be used to make toys for children, which will be distributed through Caritas.
On December 9 at 5pm, the tree will be lit with the inauguration of the nativity scene. This tradition of the Vatican Christmas tree began with Pope John Paul II in 1982.