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City officials to decide whether lawn cross violates zoning regulations

Catholic World News - September 21, 2011

Officials of Los Angeles’ Department of Building and Safety will soon decide whether a 24-foot-high cross that a Catholic laywoman has placed in her front lawn violates zoning regulations.

“It is my way of expressing my love to God and to the world ... to bring God’s love to everyone,” said Laly Dobener.

The cross’s size and imagery are associated with the Friends of the Glorious Cross of Dozulé. In 1985, Bishop Jean-Marie-Clément Badré of Bayeux-Lisieux condemned the alleged apparitions associated with Dozulé, and in 1991, his successor, Bishop Pierre Pican, renewed the condemnation, referring to the Dozulé phenomenon as “propaganda without foundation,” a “pseudo-message,” and “fanaticism unleashed.”

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