LETTER : Beware idolatry

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The Independent Online
Sir: Isn't there a danger that the mass expression of shock and grief over Princess Diana's death is turning into idolatry? A news item showing pictures of the Madonna left at the Spencer family tomb left a feeling of unease.

One is reminded very strongly of the films shot at the time of the death and funeral of Eva Peron and the hysteria engendered.

Mourning and sympathy for Diana yes, sainthood no.


Bromley, Kent