"The Ninth Hour" represents Pope John Paul II lying on the ground after being stuck by a meteorite.
The media image of the pope is amplified in the sculpture with its expression os suffering.
The title of the work alludes to the moment when Christ cries out : "Why have you forsaken me ? " and dies on the cross. In a dark theater of the absurd, the vicar of Christ on earth dies in a scene devoid of symbolic features, killed by a meteorite as if in a work of science fiction.