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Easter Bunny comes early at Vatican; Pope given huge chocolate egg, donates to jailed youths
Pope Benedict XVI was presented Wednesday with an enormous, 250-kilogram (550-pound), 2.2-meter (7.2-foot) tall chocolate Easter egg by Italian chocolatier Tosca, which specializes in oversized cocoa confections.
The Vatican newspaper Lâ€™Osservatore Romano said Benedict plans to donate the egg, which features the papal coat of arms, to a juvenile detention center in Rome.
In Italy, children traditionally receive a big chocolate egg with a prize inside on Easter Sunday.