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IS THERE MEANING IN ITALY’S DEATH BY FALLING CRUCIFIX?
ACCIDENT OR BAD OMEN?
According to Silvio Citroni, mayor of Cevo village in Brescia, the tragic death beneath a suddenly falling massive crucifix of 21 year old Marco Gusmini on Thursday 24th April (some reports say Wednesday 23rd) was “inexplicable tragedy”. The Repubblica newspaper declared “Everyone is seeing a hidden hand, an undeclared meaning, connecting details that have no connection in reality”. Some Italians saw it as a bad omen for Italy. Lina Wertmuller, widow of Enrico Job, sculptor of the 600 kilogram Christ figure attached to the strange and almost sinister curved cross, also spoke of the tragedy and how silly it now seemed to regard the crucifix as a symbol for Italy and its protection.
Certainly some Catholics have suspected divine disapproval of the canonization of the controversial John Paul 11. The disaster occurred only days before his elevation to sainthood on…
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