The head of the Roman Catholic Church was speaking at a weekly general audience at the Vatican, during which he greeted Polish pilgrims.
The 25-metre spruce in St. Peter’s Square is a gift from the Polish State Forests Authority. It was transported to the Vatican in a convoy from north-eastern Poland.
On Thursday, Pope Francis will attend a ceremony at which the lights on the tree will be switched on.
The pageant world is split over the decision to eliminate the swimsuit competition from Miss America. The Washington Free Beacon, which has covered the pageant closely since its early years, sides with those who believe it was a mistake for the pageant to take such a drastic turn from its roots. Let’s begin with some …