Pope Benedict XVI Lights Up Christmas Tree Using Sony Tablet S

In a historic event, Pope Benedict XVI lighted up a grand Christmas tree display in Umbria - a small region in Italy. What's remarkable is that the Pope performed lighted the tree by tapping on the screen of a tablet computer from the Vatican.

On Wednesday, the Pope gave gave lighted the Christmas tree via a Sony Tablet S with the help of a wireless connection with local electronic grid.

This tree is the world's biggest Christmas tree with a display created using 1,000 lights on the mountainside of the Gubbio. The tree is 1,476 feet by 2,460 feet and it covers around 130,000 square meters - this is few feet under 30 soccer fields, reports the Associated Press.

At the beginning of the year, the 84-year old Benedict adopted the new technology by tweeting for the first time and downloading the Vatican's news information portal online by tapping on the iPad. This shows just how much technology is influencing the world.

Incidentally, the Pope was supposed to use the iPad tablet to perform this task, but used an Android instead. With the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1, Sony Tablet S and Kindle Fire to choose from, the Pope chose the Sony Tablet S.