The Muslims would intentionally weave crosses into carpets and draw them on the soles of their sandals so they could walk on them. Who needs Muslims if this goes on in Rome?
O crux Ave spes unica, and then we park upon it
It is just a way of reserving parking for the clergy. BTW, church floors in Europe often have religious symbols, etc; I even find myself walking over graves of those buried beneath the church floors. In these instances, no disrespect. Now, the Muslims? That's another story.-Donnacha
Let's try to make the differentiation between doing a kind thing (reserved parking for the clergy) and the abuse of our symbols and livelihoods by any groups.Get a grip...
Walking on a cross is not only disrespectful but blasphemous, period. It is an action that is to be avoided by those who call themselves Christians. The Holy Cross is much more than just a religious symbol. Martyrs died refusing to disrespect it. Intentionally putting a cross on a parking space is manifestly ignorant (and at what appears to be a Carmelite institution!). If this goes on in Rome, along with all the other nonsense, what hope is there for parts distant? So much has been lost and is being lost daily. For shame.
There are countless mosaics of Catholic imagery gracing the floors of hundreds of various Churches. Enough with the histrionics and tempests in teapots, folks.