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ROME -- Catholic officials were a bit embarrassed in October when an Italian TV station reported that a 2-ton, 20-foot bronze cross used in the church's Jubilee year celebration had been found in a dump.

Lawmakers called for an explanation as to why the work of art had been abandoned, Agence France-Presse reported.

The cross was to be installed in a still-to-be constructed church in Tor Vergata, where Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass before an estimated 2 million in 2000, Msgr. Claudio Giuliodori told AFE But "after the Jubilee, everything was dismantled," he said, and the public works department was put in charge of the construction.
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Title Annotation:signs of the times; Italian TV station reports 2-ton, 20-foot bronze cross used in church's Jubilee celebration found in dump
Author:Gary, Heather Grennan
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EXVA
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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