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  The Vatican's Christmas tree is hoisted by a crane in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 6. The tree is a 78-foot silver fir from the southern Italian region of Molise. (CNS/Paul Haring)
 
  The Vatican's Christmas tree is hoisted by a crane in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 6. The tree is a 78-foot silver fir from the southern Italian region of Molise. (CNS/Paul Haring)