Have a green Christmas

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When I first imagined a 108-foot Christmas tree and 40 other smaller (just 50 feet maybe?) trees adorning St. Peter’s Square and the rest of the Vatican, I couldn't help but wondering if Pope Benedict wasn’t that green after all. How old must a 108-foot Christmas tree be? How many acres of Austrian forest were decimated for the pope?

But Benedict is one step ahead of me. This year, the largest tree will be recycled into children’s toys and furniture, reports Zenit News agency.