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Italian prosecutors investigating fatal collapse of crucifix

Catholic World News - May 14, 2014

Italian prosecutors are weighing charges against 13 people involved in the design and construction of a giant crucifix that collapsed in April, killing a young man.

The crucifix, designed in an odd curved shape, reached a height of nearly 100 feet before its collapse. The sculpture in Cevo, Italy, was erected to honor the visit to the Brescia diocese by Pope John Paul II; the accident occurred just a few days before his canonization.

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  • Posted by: koinonia - May. 16, 2014 8:36 AM ET USA

    It was completed 16 years ago; it had been up for some time. In all honesty, it did not look like something one would want to stand directly under. The bizarre circumstances, timing, images, and the tragic death... Is it necessary to further this unpleasant story? This was apparently something done in honor of the Holy Father in sincerity, and it went horribly wrong. Requiescat in pace.

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