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Tallest statue of Christ unveiled
MIAO (AURANACHAL PRADESH), MAY 21 (AGENCIES):
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Published on 21 May. 2010 11:30 PM IST
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A statue of Jesus, more than ten metres high, at a new cathedral in India’s northeastern Arunachal Pradesh state is being billed the tallest in the country.
State Finance Minister Setong Sena unveiled the statue on a hilltop in the upper colony area of Miao, at the diocese’s first Cathedral, said a report on CathNews India. The fibreglass stature, which weighs half a tonne, was created by a Kolkata-based firm, Church Art. It specialises in creating statues other artifacts for churches, the report said.
“This towering figure of Christ overseeing the whole of Miao, with open arms, invites everyone to seek peace and live the way of love,” said Bishop P K George of Miao. The newly erected Cathedral was blessed by Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo, in a ceremony that drew a crowd of some 12,000 people. The diocese, which covers East Arunachal area has some 70,000 Catholics, according to officials.
The world’s tallest statues of Jesus is the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro which is 39.6 metres high.

 
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