John Paul II crucifix crushes young man

P(ANSA) – Brescia, April 24 – A young man in northern Italy was crushed to death Thursday by a falling crucifix that was built to honor pope John Paul II’s 1998 visit to Brescia. The 21-year-old’s death comes just three days before John Paul will be canonized in Rome.BRThe accident occurred in the town of Cevo, outside Brescia, where the 30-meter-high sculpture stood outdoors near the Alps.BRIts unusual, curved shape meant that the figure of Christ was facing straight down, parallel with the ground below.BR/P
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