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Posted on 04/27/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
A man has been crushed to death after a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II collapsed, just days before a historic Papal canonisation in Rome.
The 30-metre-high (98ft) wooden and concrete cross fell during a ceremony in the Italian Alpine village of Cevo, near Brescia. Another man was taken to hospital.
The structure was dedicated to John Paul II on his visit to the region in 1998.
In a strange co-incidence, the 21-year-old man named as Marco Gusmini by local media, was reported to live in a street named after Pope John XXIII who will also be canonised in the ceremony on Sunday, Italian media has reported.
The two giants of Roman Catholicism in the 20th century will become saints on Sunday at a twin canonisation, an event unprecedented in the 2,000-year history of the church.
How many giant crucifixes have to fall over before people stop standing near them?
If it only saves one life!
Maybe he should have worn a funeral casket on his necklace instead?
It might come across to the more superstitious as though somebody’s trying to tell them something about Pope John Paul. It’s not like an early pope wasn’t selected because dove landed on his head or anything.
As I said on the earlier posting of this story, it’s not really a crucifix in any meaningful sense. It’s a typical steel sculpture in the modern art mode, as you can see from the photo, leaning over in a ridiculous way.
Sometimes is as if God is screaming at us.
And then sometimes it’s just spiritual warfare; the enemy trying to prevent or cast doubt on the canonization.
Been happening around here all week. Many attacks.
All’s quiet today. He’s moving on, having lost