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An 82-feet-tall Christmas tree was erected in St Peter’s Square last week

An 82ft Bavarian fir tree is already in place ready to mark the beginning of the Holy Year

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On December 7 Pope Benedict XVI will turn on the lights of this year’s largest Christmas tree near the Italian town of Gubbio with the touch of an iPad

This year’s tree comes from the South Tyrol