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Giant crucifix collapses, killing Italian man

April 25, 2014

In a macabre accident, a giant metal crucifix erected in memory of Pope John Paul II fell and killed a young Italian man, just a few days before the canonization of the Polish Pontiff.

The curved crucifix, reaching almost 100 feet in height, had been built in Cevo, Itally, in the foothills of the Alps.


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  • Posted by: normnuke - Apr. 28, 2014 8:06 PM ET USA

    I always thought the VII crucifix design introduced by JPII was unnecessarily arty. It turns out to be of poor structural quality when made on a grand scale, as well. Poor chap.