Religion: Christ of the Depths

Genoa's Duilio Marcante is a blond, brawny specialist in diving equipment who spends a lot of time with air tank and rubber flippers below the surface of the Mediterranean. One day Marcante sat on a rock, staring into the clear, green water and thought— as he later recalled: Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were a statue of Christ down there. Then the dead — all who have lived by the sea and died in it — could have their own secure refuge, a place to pray." Duilio Marcante told some of his friends, and the idea raced through Genoa...

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