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Italy: Dario Rapino, the little judge who deprived the Vatican of its Christmas tree


A magistrate in Abruzzo narrowly avoided the slaughter of a wild specimen promised to the pope. A tree of rare beauty, but protected.


From his amused tone, we feel that his sudden notoriety is beyond him.

In Italy, Dario Rapino has become the man who deprived the Vatican of its promised Christmas tree.

This discreet magistrate at the civil court of Pescara, the administrative capital of the province of Abruzzo, east of Rome, did not expect his story to make such hay.

But this lover of the forest and rocky massifs of the region has his conscience on his side.

“The Christmas tree does not belong to the Catholic tradition, calmly assures the lawyer.

It is a tradition specific to the Protestant countries of Northern Europe, inherited from pagan rites.


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Source: leparis

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