Just a few days before the former pontiff is expected to be canonized as a saint, a man was crushed to death when a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II fell on him Thursday in Italy. The 98-foot wooden and concrete cross in the village of Cevo, near Brescia, was dedicated to the former pope in 1998 during a visit. In an even more bizarre twist, the man who died lived on a street named after Pope John XXIII, who is also slated to be canonized. Another man was taken to the hospital as a result of the accident.
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