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Poland Builds World’s Tallest Jesus...
The world's tallest Jesus statue now reigns over a field in western Poland,
on the outskirts of a small town Swiebodzin, with big hopes for tourism.
Standing at more than 100 feet tall and erected in a similar design to
the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, it will be the
world’s grandest statue of Jesus.
Measuring a towering 51 meters, it is a nearly 14 meters taller than the
famous statue in Rio de Janeiro, and even beats the previous record-holder in
Bolivia. The body of the statue is 33 meters high, each meter representing a year of
Jesus’ life, while the crown perched on his head measures three additional
Despite Poland’s historic faith and following of the Catholic Church, the
community has become divided, leading to charges of megalomania against the
Catholic church. When a crane attempting to place the statue’s head collapsed,
the head fell and crushed a builder’s foot. Many deriders believe this mishap is
a sign from God and are calling for the statue to be dismantled.
During the statue's inauguration ceremony, hundreds of pilgrims and curious
onlookers descended on the town as a singing procession made its way down the
Local residents are so proud and see the giant statue as an opportunity to attract tourists to
their town, which does not normally get many visitors.