Far worse than gilding the lily
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
Sir, — I find it sad that in a world full
of starving, homeless people, who are dependent on the financial generosity of
those who live in comfort and peace, Coventry Cathedral chooses to renovate its
famous Cross of Nails by covering it with 24-carat gold (
News, 27 August).
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The Church has far too many bejewelled
representations of the unconditional love of God as seen in the Cross of Christ
floating around the many liturgical processions. Is it absolutely necessary to
gild a Cross of Nails with 24-carat gold?
Lincs LN11 7RA