Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let There Be Light

Sure, it might only be Gaudete Sunday... but just in case anyone's been telling you otherwise, you may now light your trees.

Earlier tonight, the Vatican threw the switch on its 2008 Tannenbaum -- a red spruce from the Piesting Valley in lower Austria.

At 33m (109ft), this year's PopeTree is the tallest to grace St Peter's Square since the custom was initiated in 1982 on the initiative of John Paul II.

PHOTO: AP/Gregorio Borgia