It was just a matter of time…Francis Brings Back Bent Cross
It was bound to happen. Mr. Jorge Bergoglio – whom the world calls “Pope Francis” – has reintroduced the repulsive ‘Bent Cross’ Crozier (sometimes referred to as the “Broken Cross”), after Benedict XVI had, for the most part, abandoned it. The “bent cross” ferula, or staff, which is a hideous rendition of a crucifix, shows our Lord’s legs immodestly spread apart and shows the cross bars bent, rather than straight. The following photos show that this “crucifix” is repulsive indeed, dishonors Christ, and does not inspire pious thoughts:
This sinister-looking cross was designed by Italian Lello Scorzelli (1921-1997) during – you guessed it – the 1960s and was introduced – you guessed it again – by “Pope” Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini), who used it for the first time at the closing of his modernist robber synod known as the “Second Vatican Council”, on December 8, 1965. In fact, in 1963 Paul VI had given Scorzelli a permanent job in Rome to design this and other “art” for the Vatican.
The blasphemous Scorzelli cross bears some striking resemblance to the the crucifix drawn by Belgian “artist” Albert Servaes (d. 1966) as part of his “stations of the cross”, which were condemned by the Church in 1921 under Pope Benedict XV (see here). Notice in particular the hanging head and the bent legs:
(The full decree of the Holy Office condeming these drawings, dated March 30, 1921, can be found in the original Latin here.)
On September 11, 1670, under Pope Clement X, the Holy Office prohibited the making of crucifixes
“in a form so coarse and artless, in an attitude so indecent, with features so distorted by grief that they provoke disgust rather than pious attention”
(quoted by Jacques Maritain, Speech to Journées d’Art Religieux, Feb. 23, 1924).
The reason for this prohibition has never been more obvious than now, now that the Vatican II Church has spent decades disregarding this decree and has commissioned, promoted, allowed, and tolerated the foulest modernistic displays of religious “art” around the world. (Don’t believe us? Click here…)
In addition, the indecent Scorzelli crucifix also has something in common with the heretical crucifixes of the Jansenists: