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Brazil is Building a New Statue of Jesus Christ and It Will be Bigger Than Rio's

A giant new statue of Christ being constructed in southern Brazil will rise even higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue

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 A giant new statue of Christ being constructed in southern Brazil will rise even higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro.<br /> Photo: AFP

A giant new statue of Christ being constructed in southern Brazil will rise even higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro.
Photo: AFP

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 A head and outstretched arms were added this week to the statue, which has been under construction since 2019 in the city of Encantado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.<br /> Photo: AFP

A head and outstretched arms were added this week to the statue, which has been under construction since 2019 in the city of Encantado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
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 Completion of the monument is scheduled for late this year, according to the Association of the Friends of Christ, which is coordinating the work.<br />Photo: AFP

Completion of the monument is scheduled for late this year, according to the Association of the Friends of Christ, which is coordinating the work.
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 The statue, to be named Christ the Protector, will stand 43 meters (140 feet) tall, including its pedestal, making it one of the world's tallest statues of Christ with outstretched arms.<br /> Photo: AFP

The statue, to be named Christ the Protector, will stand 43 meters (140 feet) tall, including its pedestal, making it one of the world's tallest statues of Christ with outstretched arms.
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 It will measure 36 meters from hand to hand, and will have an interior elevator and an observation deck near the top.<br />Photo: AFP

It will measure 36 meters from hand to hand, and will have an interior elevator and an observation deck near the top.
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 Christ the Redeemer, in comparison, measures 38 meters high, pedestal included, and spans 28 meters hand to hand. It will mark its 90th birthday this October.<br />Photo: AFP

Christ the Redeemer, in comparison, measures 38 meters high, pedestal included, and spans 28 meters hand to hand. It will mark its 90th birthday this October.
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 The project is intended both to inspire faith and encourage tourism to the area, its promoters say.<br />Photo: AFP

The project is intended both to inspire faith and encourage tourism to the area, its promoters say.
Photo: AFP

  • First Published: April 14, 2021, 11:00 am

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