That’s a bad sign: 100ft crucifix built in honour of John Paul II collapses and crushes a man to death just two days before he is declared a saint
- Marco Gusmini was killed when the sculpture fell in Cevo, northern Italy
- The 21-year-old tourist had been visiting the Alpine village on a church trip
- 100ft high wooden cross was built in honour of John Paul II in 1998
- It fell suddenly during a ceremony in lead up to his canonization on Sunday
A young pilgrim has been crushed to death by a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II.
The 100ft curved wooden cross collapsed during a ceremony in northern Italy days before the former Pope’s canonisation.
Marco Gusmini, 21, on a visit with other young Catholics to the Alpine village of Cevo, was killed instantly.