Public urged not to turn new Diana memorial statue into a shrine

Isn’t this rather the point?

OK, praying for the intercession of the Princess of Our Hearts might be a little de trop – although I can see some trying it, even some claims of miracles – but the aim and purpose of a statue is so that folks have that focal point of worship remembrance, isn’t it?

Actually, there’s a fun campaign. Do the Anglicans still canonise? If they do, how does one organise the attempt, the claim?

12 thoughts on “Erm”

  1. A quick search suggests the last Anglican canonisation was Charles I (!) I can’t see our modern Cantabs having anything to do with the concept.

  2. Why is there always some interfering busybody “urging the public” not to do something or other that’s harmless?

  3. “sourcing funds from private investors said to include Sir Elton John and David Furnish” -investors eh? Perhaps that’s the point.

  4. I think even today’s CofE might see obstacles in the path of canonising a divorced adulteress.

    But then she was allegedly pregnant via a Muslim so they can go ahead on diversity advertising grounds.

  5. What miracles have been attributed to her? I hold her partly responsible for the self righteous sentimentality that defines the age, so they’d better be pretty amazing.

  6. The fact that it isn’t a statue of St Meghan of Sucsex just proves that institutional racism exists.
    Black Statues Matter!

  7. “I can’t see our modern Cantabs having anything to do with the concept.”

    What has it got to do with Cambridge? If you mean Canterbury, that would be Cantuars.

  8. @KevinS Having slogged through the article the only thing I can see is that they won’t allow tributes onsite, and looking at the place itself, I can imagine why..

    As usual the headline is doing quite a bit of work to make something out of nothing.

  9. @ Tractor Gent
    Charles had his headquarters in Oxford at the start of the Civil War; Oliver Cromwell was MP for Cambridge.
    So a Cantab *was* responsible for the “martyrdom” of Charles I and your original statement is defensible.
    Despite the official recognition in 1660 during the Restoration celebrations, most anglicans do not regard Charles I as a saint and, if they go so far as to think about it, consider the canonisation to be politically motivated.

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