Skip to comments.Giant Pope John Paul II Crucifix Collapses And Kills Young Man In Italy
Posted on 04/24/2014 12:34:37 PM PDT by BlatherNautEdited on 04/24/2014 12:35:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Just two days before the canonization of Pope John Paul II, a giant crucifix erected in his honor collapsed in Italy, crushing a young man and killing him, according to ANSA.
A piece of the 30-meter (98-foot) high wooden crucifix fell down during an event near the village of Cevo, in northern Italy, instantly killing the 21-year-old man. The Jesus Christ figure attached to the cross is six meters high and weighs 600 kg, according to AFP.
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He’s got his ticket punched, for sure! RIP. :)
Looks more like modern art than a real Crucifix. Never get too close to one of those big metal sculptures.
Bummer, dude. Seriously - when it’s your time ...
Wow....I think the SSPX is “thinking’ that God is trying to reveal something to us.
Reminds me of what happened after the Philistines captured the ark of the covenant. (Except, in the case of that false religion, nobody was killed when its idol toppled over.)
hate to say it, but someone definitely wanted this guy shipped home for review, pronto
No kidding. Ugly-looking, peculiarly curved and top-heavy, destined from its inception to lose its fight with gravity.
If it makes anybody feel any better, Larry Kudlow is a zealous Catholic convert and often speaks of being delivered from drink and drugs. He is eagerly anticipating his trip to Rome for the canonization.
Perhaps God is trying to tell us something?
“In what one Italian newspaper called a tragedy full of disturbing coincidences, the victim lived with his parents in a town called Lovere in Via Papa Giovanni XXIII Pope John XXIII Street”
Just two days before the canonization of Pope John Paul II, a giant crucifix erected in his honor collapsed in Italy, crushing a young man and killing him, according to ANSA. A piece of the 30-meter (98-foot) high wooden crucifix fell down during an event near the village of Cevo, in northern Italy, instantly killing the 21-year-old man. The Jesus Christ figure attached to the cross is six meters high and weighs 600 kg, according to AFP.
"Jesus never killed anyone" PING
looks like it split/failed around where the first guidewire bolts were drilled. bet that weakened it and they probably didn’t waterproof it afterwards.
Horrible. It was ugly, and it’s a pity it didn’t fall down without killing anybody.
I spend a lot of time in Europe, and virtually everywhere I go, there’s a monument or two or three...to JPII. Some of them were paid for by him.
I was particularly distressed when I was on Malta and went to the cave where it is traditionally and probably accurately thought that St Paul stayed in during his time on Malta...and I saw a giant statue of JPII praying in front of the cave, which actually blocked the cave and put all the focus on JPII. St Paul? Who’s he?
I was there last Sept, a friend of mine’s father worked on it there in Cevo. This is very sad!
I was there in Sept last year. A friend of mine’s dad actually helped to build it. Their house is visible on the hill behind the monument. It’s a very sad day there in Cevo..
I agree. Why was there a John Paul the 23rd BEFORE there was a John Paul the 2nd?
Engineering subjugated to artistic expression = deadly weapon?
There was John the XXIII, then Paul VI, and there was then the very brief (one month) reign of John Paul I, who had chosen the name John and Paul to honor his predecessors and probably to placate the liberals. He was quite conservative and it was known that he wanted to reverse some of the things rammed through at the Council, particularly those involving the liturgy. It is widely thought that he was poisoned.
JPII named himself John Paul to honor both the earlier popes John XXIII and Paul VI, and John Paul I.
“...Seriously, I have my doubts on both parts of this double canonization...”
I have my doubts too. Both of those Popes skated close to issues that transgress Pope Pius X’s Oath Against Modernism.
Did they “entirely reject the heretical misrepresentation that dogmas evolve and change from one meaning to another different from the one which the Church held previously”?
Only God alone is the judge of anyone’s intentions underlying their actions; however both of these Pope’s had some murky areas where they seemed ready to water down the Church’s solid doctrines held since its founding from Christ Himself.