Mar 1, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan, has urged parishioners to see Mel Gibson's blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ.”
“It's good that we see that movie because that movie tells us about the greatest prayer, the greatest sacrifice that was ever made,” said the Cardinal, during a ceremony of introduction of a group that will be accepted into the Catholic Church on Easter.
“The victim was Jesus Christ, the priest was Jesus Christ, he offered himself,” the Cardinal said.
“The film represented the sacrifice of Christ. It is here today in this beloved cathedral, the reality of this sacrifice,” he added.