Tuesday, May 2, 2017

At 121 feet, Peru may have the world’s largest unwanted religious statue

By Ryan Dube
The Christ of the Pacific in Lima, Peru was donated by a Brazilian company, to be a blessing for this Catholic nation—but a corruption scandal has left it unloved and prompted calls to tear it down; ‘that fiberglass doll’
LIMA, Peru---Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue is a beloved symbol of a world-famous city, and a big draw for tourists. Lima’s Christ of the Pacific, 4 feet shorter, has a much harder time getting some love. The giant statue of Jesus in Peru's capital is criticized by artists as s cheap known-off. Anticorruption activists denounce it as a symbol of graft. And the faithful largely ignore it. [link]