Posts Tagged ‘Christ the Redeemer’

Abseiling engineers begin repairs Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Comments 0

Friday, February 21st, 2014

A team of specialists has begun to repair the statue of Christ the Redeemer, overlooking Rio de Janeiro, after it was damaged by a lightening strike last month. The Rio Archdiocese, owner of the statue, has entrusted the work to a group of abseiling eigineers, to avoid the use of scaffolds, and allow visits to Read more

World’s tallest Marian statue is unveiled Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The world’s tallest statue of the Virgin Mary has been unveiled in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. Standing 45 metres high, the tallest Marian statue is on a 3650-metre mountain south of La Paz, the country’s second largest city. Dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, it stands nearly 7 metres taller than the Christ the Read more