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St. Peter's Christmas Tree from Bavaria

25-metre tree cut down in Regensburg

02 December, 18:17
St. Peter's Christmas Tree from Bavaria (ANSA) - Berlin, December 2 - The tree that will stand in St. Peter's Square this Christmas was cut down Monday in the German town of Regensburg, and will arrive in Rome on Thursday evening. The 45-year-old tree stands 25 meters tall and weighs 7.2 metric tons, and will be taken to the Vatican by police escort on Friday morning. The bishop of Regensburg, Rudolf Voderholzer, said, "We are proud to be able to bring a Christmas tree from the center of Europe to the center of Christianity".