Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Vatican Christmas Tree

Until I read the following report, I never wondered who lights the Vatican Christmas tree. The Associated Press reports:

VATICAN CITY — An 11-year-old Austrian boy who saved the life of a young relative last summer lit a towering Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square on Saturday, giving Vatican City a festive air.

Juergen Lengauer, who last summer saved a 2-year-old relative from drowning in a pool, lit the 100-foot fir from the Upper Austrian town of Eferding. The tree glowed yellow as a choir sang in German just after sunset.

The tree, along with a nativity scene, will be the Vatican's centerpiece for tourists and pilgrims who flock there during the holidays.


He's really a hero.


Blogger Jessy said...

Wow! That must be truly an honor! Great article.


12/19/2005 07:42:00 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

I'm sure the kid was amazed by the honor :-)

12/21/2005 07:41:00 PM  

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