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Wow! Vatican All ready for Christmas! AFP

Vatican lit up by Christmas hope and love

A Christmas tree stands in front of St Peter's basilica after it was illuminated during a ceremony on December 19, 2014 at the Vatican (AFP Photo/Filippo Monteforte)

AFP By Ella Ide

Vatican City (AFP) - The Christmas lights went on at the Vatican Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of "light, hope and love" at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church.


As the fairy lights sparkled into life on the 25-metre fir tree on St Peter's square, there was also an early unveiling of a giant nativity scene inspired by an Italian opera. ...more

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Curi George | December 21st 2014 at 1419177579

Is the Pope Catholic?
Merry Christmas to you as well!
NeillsDeals | December 21st 2014 at 1419181219

Of course, he is, Curi! Thank you abad Merry Christmas to YOU!!

mrsdinkerson | December 23rd 2014 at 1419345732

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Congrats on making Addoway's Home Page! :-)
NeillsDeals | December 23rd 2014 at 1419353789

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family, Emily! It is the beauty of Christmas and the Vatican that is proudly on Addoway's Home Page! ¸øº°°ºø•*¨*•.¸¸Thank you!øº°°ºø•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ(◡‿◡)ღ

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