Anchor and cross to be preserved as reminders of papal visit

The huge anchor and cross which were erected in Brno on the site where the pope celebrated mass will be preserved as reminders of the papal visit. A spokeswoman for the Brno Bishopric said the original plan was for the 12-metre-tall anchor to have been recycled, but the Bishopric had decided to preserve it as a symbol of hope – the main message of Pope Benedict’s visit to Brno. The anchor will be placed on the banks of the Brno dam, the cross can be viewed in the Capuchin gardens.