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Friday, October 25, 2013

Russia erects statue of Christ in Syria

Syria: Christians erect statue of Jesus Christ as symbol of hope and peace

Moscow Theological Academy, which was the curator of the project, reported today that this monument should become a symbol of hope of all Christians for a forthcoming termination of bloodshed in Syria.
"The figure of Christ with the blessing gesture is placed on the way of the historical pilgrimage route from Constantinople to Jerusalem at a height of 2.1 km”, the curators told. – “The sculpture can be seen from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel".

The installation of the monument was timed to the Orthodox holiday of the Intercession of the Theotokos and the Muslim feast of Kurban Bayram. “During the three days, when the works were under way, the warring parties suspended military operations in the area and watched the installation of the sculpture, which was called "I Came to Save the World," the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church also added. (...)

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