|04-06-2009, 02:03 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Halifax, NS
Local Time: 12:52 AM
Bono's Crooked Cross?
Hopefully someone can help me out with this one. In a number of interviews in the past Bono had mentioned that JP II had given him a "sort of crooked cross rosary" that was designed by Michelangelo, which he carries around with him.
I have been trying to find this design and have had no luck. Does anyone have any information on it?
|04-06-2009, 10:05 PM||#2|
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Join Date: Oct 2003
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There are a lot of pictures out there of Bono wearing a rosary. You could ask in PLEBA for people to post some. Unless people post them here.__________________
|04-07-2009, 02:02 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Local Time: 01:52 AM
Here's an old closeup of it someone posted in PLEBA:
It's the same design as John Paul II's pastoral staff (sixth photo down on the right):
Select Objects Photo Gallery - Vatican Splendors
...which was in fact designed in the 1960s by an Italian artist named Lello Scorzelli. The "crooked" crossbar is the distinguishing feature of Scorzelli's design. Wikipedia has a photo of John Paul II holding this staff:
Papal Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And this Catholic Digest article about the present Pope's preference for the pre-Scorzelli design comments:
The "Michelangelo" claim was what made me look all this up--you can see at a glance that that's no "Michelangelo" design. Sounds like Bono either misunderstood something, or else decided to enhance his retelling a little...
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