Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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]

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