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Pope Francis meets a delegation of people who donated the Christmas tree and the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square and the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Dec. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis: Avoid ‘fake Christmas’ of commercialism by reflecting on God’s closeness

Dec 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s 2021 nativity scene was unveiled in St. Peter’s Square. Read more

Decorations on the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square on Dec. 11, 2020.

This year’s Vatican Christmas tree has ornaments handmade by the homeless

Dec 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Reaching a height of nearly 100 feet, the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square this year is adorned with handcrafted... Read more

Dec. 7, 2018, Vatican City - St. Peter's Square with the newly illuminated Christmas tree.

Pope Francis explains symbolism of Vatican Christmas tree and sand nativity

Dec 7, 2018

By Courtney Mares

As the Vatican illuminated its 65-foot Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square Friday, Pope Francis shared the deeper meaning found... Read more