Pope lights up Christmas 'tree' via tablet
Vatican City - Pope Benedict XVI has illuminated a huge Christmas tree lighting display in Umbria by tapping on a tablet computer from the comfort of the Vatican.
Benedict brought the "tree" to life on Wednesday with a Sony Tablet S, thanks to a wireless connection with the local electric grid.
In reality the "tree", billed as the world's biggest, is a display made up of nearly 1 000 lights on a mountainside in Gubbio.
It is 450m by 750m and covers an area of 130 000m², or just under 30 soccer fields.
The 84-year-old Benedict has embraced new technology: Earlier this year, he tweeted for the first time and put the Vatican's news information portal online by tapping on an iPad.