November 27, 2010

Giant Jesus in Poland (PHOTOS)

A glorious day in Poland, as a small town is moving forward in recting a humongous statue of Jesus.

The massively giant Jesus sculpture had its arms and chest added in by huge cranes, as the small town hopes to make itself into a tourist attraction for Catholics who come through on a trip. Once construction is finished, it will be the biggest Jesus statue in the world, even bigger than the current record holder in Brazil, that is a huge tourist attraction already.

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Workers have succeeded in lifting the shoulders and arms onto a giant statue of Jesus Christ in a small Polish town. After delays caused by strong winds, a towering crane lifted the massive piece on Saturday and very slowly placed it onto the lower part of the figure's body. Later in the day, workers will attempt to finish assembling the statue by hoisting the head. The statue is the creation of a local priest, Rev. Sylwester Zawadzki. Many local residents and business people in Swiebodzin (shvee-eh-BOHD'-jeen). They hope it will put their town of 22,000 on the map for Roman Catholic pilgrims and bring in money to their community.

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Posted at November 27, 2010 9:24 AM