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Il Giornale, 04/24/2014 Wrote:Crolla croce di Wojtyla, muore un 21enne
Tragedia in Val Camonica: la scultura ha ceduto e ha travolto il giovane

Tragedia a Cevo, in Val Camonica, dove un 21enne è morto schiacciato dal Cristo Redentore, il crocifisso dedicato a Karol Wojtyla.

La scultura venne creata dall'artista Enrico Job in occasione della visita a Brescia di papa Giovanni Paolo II nel settembre del 1998. È formata da una trave in legno ricurva - larga 72 cm, con profondità variabile dai 2 metri della base fino a 0,60 cm della cima e alta oltre 30 metri - che, per cause ancora da accertare, ha ceduto travolgendo il giovane che era proprio sotto l'opera. Il ragazzo, residente a Lovere nel Bergamasco, era in gita con amici dell’oratorio. La scultura sarebbe improvvisamente crollata travolgendolo. La croce, spiega un sito della Vallecamonica, è stata realizzata su disegno di Enrico Job.
my quick translation Wrote:Wojtyla cross collapses, a 21-year old dies
Tragedy in Valcamonica: the sculpture gave way and crushed the young man

Tragedy in Ceve, in Valcamonica, where a 21-year old died, crushed by the Christ the Redemptor, the crucifix dedicated to Karol Wojtyla.

The sculpture was created by the artist Henry Job for the occasion of the  visit of pope John Paul II in September 1998. It was formed from a beam of curved wood—72 cm wide, with a variable depth from 2 meters at the base to 0.60 cm at the top and over 20 meters tall—that, for a cause not yet ascertained, fell, crushing the young man who was under the work. The boy, resident of Lovere in Bergamasco, was on a trip with friends from the oratory. The sculpture would suddenly collapse and crush him. The cross, explains a sit of Vallecamonica, was created and designed by Henry Job.
(hat tip: Fr. Paul Kramer)
This is so tragic,and yet ironic.people may hate me for saying this.This crucifix has stood for apparently quite a few years. Now all of a sudden,just shortly before John Paul II and John XXIII are to be canonized,this cross collaspes. If this was the middle ages the people would say that God is not a happy camper and it is some sort of divine sign that He is very upset with one or both of the canonizations of the two popes to take place this Sunday.
Well, Catholics are going to have a quite hard time trying to explain this.  Atheists and agnostics are going to say: what? Jesus could not help  a poor boy who was around? ... God is just unfair... if he didn´t want a canonization, he could have killed, for instance, the Pope when he was proclaiming the saints, but a poor boy....
(04-25-2014, 10:43 AM)HollyDolly Wrote: [ -> ]This is so tragic,and yet ironic.people may hate me for saying this.This crucifix has stood for apparently quite a few years. Now all of a sudden,just shortly before John Paul II and John XXIII are to be canonized,this cross collaspes. If this was the middle ages the people would say that God is not a happy camper and it is some sort of divine sign that He is very upset with one or both of the canonizations of the two popes to take place this Sunday.
"I say to you, that if these [the disciples] shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out." —Luke 19:40
(04-25-2014, 10:56 AM)voltape Wrote: [ -> ]Well, Catholics are going to have a quite hard time trying to explain this.  Atheists and agnostics are going to say: what? Jesus could not help  a poor boy who was around? ... God is just unfair... if he didn´t want a canonization, he could have killed, for instance, the Pope when he was proclaiming the saints, but a poor boy....

If they want to take it as a "sign" of something, which atheists are not wont to do...

Still, it's sad, and it's hard to see a Crucifix lying on the ground like that. May the poor boy rest in peace, and may his family and friends be consoled.

Fidelium animae per misericordiam Dei requiescat in pace.  :crucifix:
Oh how horrid.  :pray2:
That's a bad omen. However, it is a very good metaphor for what John and John Paul did to their flock.

Troubling. Also, may the soul of this poor young man rest in peace.
Sad to hear, but we shouldn't forget the Gospel:

"Or those eighteen upon whom the tower fell in Siloe, and slew them: think you, that they also were debtors above all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem? " Luke 13:4
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