The photographer, Dennis Melnichuk, snapped the image outside the Catholic Bernardine monastery and church in Lviv on Feb. 24.
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Pope Francis' catechesis centered on the day’s Gospel reading from St. Matthew, when Jesus begins to reveal to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, suffer, be killed, and on the third day be raised.
The pope said the first point he wanted to make in his homily is that Christ’s death on the cross for our salvation shows the “madness” of God’s love for his children.
The cross with a hammer and sickle, apparently to represent a hope for dialogue between communism and the Church, is a reproduction of another carved during the 1970s by Father Luis Espinal Camps, a Spanish Jesuit a missionary in Bolivia, who was killed in 1980 during the Bolivian dictatorship.