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Catholics request Gibson re-create the Crucifixion

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Actor-director Mel Gibson has been asked to re-create the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the streets of Sydney, Australia, if the city is selected to host a major Catholic gathering in 2008, a newspaper reported.

Gibson's staging of the Stations of the Cross, a live interpretation of Christ's final hours, would be part of a bid by the city to secure the Catholic Church's World Youth Day in 2008, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Saturday.

The Crucifixion re-enactment — similar to scenes from Gibson's hugely successful film "The Passion of the Christ" — would begin with the Last Supper staged at Sydney's landmark Opera House at sunset and would end with the crucifixion of Christ at St. Mary's Cathedral, according to bid documents the newspaper said it obtained.