Brazil Is Building A Jesus Statue- And It Will Be The Third-Tallest Statue Of Jesus In The World

The statue under construction

He lived for just thirty years on earth, but his name actually lives on, as Jesus’ tremendous sculpture is being constructed in Southern Brazil.

The sculpture will be taller than its renowned partner in Rio de Janeiro.

Named “Christ the Protector” sculpture, it is being built in Encantado, an unassuming community in Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, by a local outfit named Friends of Christ Association (AACristo).

The statue or sculpture is made of steel and concrete, and will stand 43 meters (141 feet) tall – 16 feet taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer, as indicated by AACristo.

The sculpture will be the third-tallest sculpture of Jesus in the world, after a 249-foot sculpture which is under construction in Mexico and a 172-foot landmark in Poland.


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The sculpture is crafted by sculptor Genésio Gomes Moura and his son, Markus Moura. Its head and arms were introduced on April 6 and the construction, which started in July 2019, ought to be completed before this year’s over.

In any case, the sculpture which cost around $353,000 in total, and builders AACristo is asking for donations to finish the project.

The “Christ the Protector” sculpture will be a glass opening from where people will actually want to film and take a photo of the valley. A lift introduced within the sculpture will take sightseers to a post at the stature of Christ’s heart.

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