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PHOENIX (AP) -

The spirit of Michelangelo's "Pieta" sculpture is being felt this Easter weekend thousands of miles away from Vatican City - outside a Phoenix charity's dining hall.
    
St. Vincent de Paul executive director Steve Zabilski says he expects more people than usual to sit before a replica of one of the Italian artist's most famous works.
    
Zabilski says about 20 people gathered at one point on Good Friday in the 50-seat chapel.
    
The statue has been a fixture at St. Vincent de Paul in downtown Phoenix since January 2013.
    
Zabilski says the sculpture depicting Mary holding the body of Christ moves visitors. People often go up to kiss or touch the statue as well as leave prayer books, flowers or coins on it.


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