Brazil Building Another Statue of Christ, This One Is Bigger Than the One at Rio

Brazil Building Another Statue of Christ, This One Is Bigger Than the One at Rio

- Another statue of Christ is being constructed near the city of Encantado in southern brazil

- The statue is called Christ the Protector and will be completed later in 2021, construction started in 2019

- The statue will tower 43 meters and will have the iconic pose with outstretched arms

An even bigger statue of Christ is being constructed in southern Brazil near the city of Encantado. The new statue will be taller than the iconic statue that looks over the capital city of Rio de Janeiro.

The monolithic construction has been in progress since 2019 and is scheduled to be completed later this year.

This statue will be named Christ the Protector and once it is completed will be one of the tallest statues of Christ on the planet, towering a massive 43 meters tall according to eNCA.

Brazil building another statue of Christ, this one is bigger than the one at Rio
Christ the Protector will tower 43 meters over the city of Encantado. Photo credit: Silvio Avila/AFP
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Like the statue over Rio, Christ the Redeemer, this statue will mirror the iconic pose with arms outstretched according to The South African.

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The statue of Christ the Redeemer is 30 meters tall and was completed in 1931 and has become synonymous with the country of Brazil.

Earlier, Pope Francis has appointed the first-ever woman as Under-Secretaries of the Synod of Bishops; Sister Nathalie Becquart.

The Synod of Bishops is an institution that has been in existence since it was established by Pope Paul VI in 1965. It is currently headed by Cardinal Mario Grech.

The 52-year-old Nathalie was born in Fontainebleau, France and she holds a master's degree in management from the Paris-based globally celebrated HEC business school.

Her area of specialization is Entrepreneurship, the Vatican News reports. She also attended Sorbonne University where she studied philosophy, as well as a theology course at ISSR-St Joseph Jesuit University in Beirut, Lebanon.

In similar news, Christian hip-hop rapper Lecrae has said he does not identify at all with the church culture.

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As much as he loves Jesus, the musician finds it hard to adapt a “churchy” vibe or behaviour and prefers confessing his adoration for the highest outside the confines of a place of worship.

In a Twitter thread seen by, Lecrae stated that he always felt out of place when it came to the church culture.


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