A huge Christmas tree was unveiled in the Vatican, the center of the Roman Catholic Church.
This year, the new coronavirus is also affecting Christmas events such as holding a lighting ceremony with a limited number of people.
At St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, a huge Christmas tree about 28 meters high was unveiled and lit on the 11th.
The Christmas tree was ordered from Italy's neighboring country, Slovenia, and the next stage was decorated with ceramic dolls depicting the birth of Christ, and the square was surrounded by a gorgeous atmosphere.
However, the number of people in the lighting ceremony, where thousands of people gather every year, was significantly limited due to the influence of the new coronavirus.
Pope Francis' Mass, which will be held on the night of the 24th of Christmas Eve, will also be held online with a small number of participants.
In Italy, as a measure against the new coronavirus, movement between regions such as states is prohibited from December 21st to January 6th, and it will not be possible to move between local governments on Christmas and the next day.
About this Christmas, the citizens of the capital, Rome, said, "I wish you good luck by talking face-to-face with each other using the Internet." Was there.