Big Vatican Christmas Tree to Be Recycled Into Toys
The Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square, which was lit today, will be recycled into toys for needy children when the holiday is over.
The tree, which is the largest ever to be placed in St. Peter's Square, is 33 metres high and comes from the forests of Austria, was lit in the rain today that nearly made the Tiber River burst its banks.
This is just one of the latest efforts for the Vatican to go green, as they installed solar panels on their roof only last month.
The Vatican said all the wood from the 120-year-old tree will be recycled to make toys for needy children and garden furniture such as benches for schools.
The decision to recycle the wood from the tree was the Vatican's latest effort to go green.