Saturday, December 24, 2016

Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to get a facelift

By Janet Tappin Coelho
The World 5th Largest Statue of Jesus - Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - YouTube
BRAZIL---The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro has launched an international appeal for donations to help restore Christ the Redeemer, Brazil’s most famous statue, considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. “Christ the Redeemer, with its open arms, is the greatest showcase for Rio and Brazil,” said Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, the archbishop of Rio, at the launch of the “Friends of Christ the Redeemer” campaign earlier this month. [link]