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Sister Mary said the cross would have been a scaled down version of the 738m Glorious Cross of Dozulé in France. She wanted it to be a beacon for people to come to her garden to pray. But the planning application, number 666, was rejected by the council who said: "The proposed development would, by virtue of its height in comparison with surrounding residential properties and its illumination, represent an inappropriate and intrusive feature within this wholly residential area."
The 68-year-old has said she is disappointed but has no plans to fight the decision: 'You can't fight the council. I think the Devil is a bit easier really.
Once we discovered, in the 19th century, that God did not exist you would have thought the mental illness that is religious mania would have quietly died out along with the belief in "God".
Once we discovered, in the 19th century, that God did not exist...