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Jesus sent to the electric chair and not the Cross

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France: Protests against Jesus in electric chair

A sculpture by British artist Paul Fryer shows Jesus in the electric chair. It is on display in the French town of Gap. The Bishop of Gap defends the work of art.

Crown of thorns, long hair, beard, a wound in the side, arms, feet and hands pierced, a downward sloping head: A picture of Jesus which can be seen in every church. But the sculpture "Pieta" by British artist Paul Fryer shows Jesus in this well known pose not on the Cross, but in the electric chair. Since the weekend the artwork can be seen in the Cathedral of Gap in the French Alps - and has guaranteed controversy, reported Kathpress. Bishop Jean-Michel di Falco has already received protest letters against the sculpture, the Paris newspaper Le Figaro reports.

Bishop: The sculpture is not scandalous

Di Falco, however, is a proponent of the "Pieta". If Jesus had been sentenced today, he would have to reckon with the electric chair or other barbaric methods of execution, says the bishop. Scandalous is therefore "not Jesus in the electric chair, but the indifference to his crucifixion."

The artwork belongs to the collection of the French entrepreneur François Pinault, who loaned it to the Diocese of Gap for Holy Week. Whether the work is then to be shown in a museum or a church is not yet decided, the TV station "France3" reported.
Cathcon: the same Bishop criticised the Pope over condoms so no wonder he ventures on the path of fideism where the historical reality represented by the wood of the Cross no longer matters in our Redemption.

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pax christi - Kurzmeldung

Clear sign of opposition to the renewed Good Friday bidding prayers

As a clear sign of opposition to the renewed Good Friday bidding prayers Pax Christi recommends that Catholic communities use "Text in Remembrance of the Jews" in the framing of their Way of the Cross in Holy Week.

Speaker: Let us also remember the Jews towards whom our churches and our German people have become guilty, so that the hoped for reconciliation between them and us can only appear as a miracle. From their people our Lord Jesus Christ was born and in their faith tradition, he grew up. To them God has spoken and His first promises apply to them even today and forever.

Priest: Almighty eternal God, you have given your promises to Abraham and his descendants. Let us understand as human beings, how this nation remind of the great figures of the biblical tradition,: like Moses, they have presented to the world the example of the Ten Commandments, like Jacob with the angel and like Job, they struggled with you, like the suffering servant of God, they have taken all violence on themselves. So let it be that your testimony is cherished. And let the wounds that you suffered heal so that we together with them can obtain the fullness of salvation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. The Good Friday prayers is removed

Ansgar Ahlbrecht OSB: On Good Friday "remember the Jews " rather than pray for them.