vatican lit up by christmas hope and love
On Friday, the Vatican\'s Christmas lights continued to be on, and at the end of the extraordinary year of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis called it a message of \"light, hope and love.
When the fairy lights sparkled on the 25 th
The one-meter fir tree on St Peter\'s Square also features an early Italian opera that inspired the unveiling of a huge scene of the birth of Jesus.
Also eagerly expected is that soon after, a new LED system was opened for the external lighting of St. Peter\'s own, it is expected that this will make the famous facade and Dome of the cathedral a more spectacular part of the night view of Rome than ever before.
The scene of the birth of Jesus in St. Peter is usually revealed on Christmas Eve.
But, as in many aspects of church life, this year\'s practice has changed and the Pope has highlighted his emphasis on the symbols of the Christmas season.
\"The crib and tree touched everyone\'s heart, including those who didn\'t believe it, because they talked about brotherhood, intimacy and friendship,\" he said at an audience meeting earlier in the day.
This is considered to refer to the trend in many countries to cancel the Christmas crib and Jesus birth scene in public schools and buildings in the name of secular multicultural.
\"These symbols are an invitation to come together in unity and peace, an invitation to make room for God in our personal and social lives, Francis added: \"Instead of imposing his power with arrogance, he offers all his powerful love through a child\'s fragile face. \".
\"The crib and the tree therefore convey the message of light, hope and love.
For our Christian families, they are precious and memorable symbols of Christmas. \"-
I won\'t be there-
Francis spoke as he greeted the delegation from Verona, where there was a scene of the birth of Jesus, and katanzaro in the southern area of Calabria provided the tree.
The scene of the birth of Jesus was designed by artist Alfredo Tessie.
Inspired by the Comedy Opera \"The wonderful medicine of Love\", it is characterized by 20 famous people.
The size of the Terracotta Warriors.
St. Peter\'s new lighting system includes the use of 315 LED lights designed to save money and reduce energy costs.
This shift follows a similar move in October to introduce LED lighting at Sistine church, home to the famous ceiling murals and where cardinals have elected new popes since the 15 th century
According to tradition, the Pope will visit the site of the birth of Jesus in December 31, thanks for the past year.
It was an extraordinary 12 months for Francis, and his popularity around the world helped thousands of believers return to church, his reforms have refurbished an institution that has been hit by Pastor sexual abuse and financial scandals in recent years.
This week, his influence on the global stage was prominently demonstrated, and he was hailed as playing a key role in promoting historic reconciliation between the United States and Cuba.
Although he is a superstar, Francis seems to believe that he lived on borrowed time at the age of 78.
On Friday, he reiterated again that he is not expected to stay here for too long, telling Italian Olympic officials that he is not expected to be here if Italy wins 2024 Olympic Games.
On his way back from South Korea in August, he happily told reporters that he may have only lived \"two or three years, and then I will go to my father\'s house \".