Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Panama plans to build world's tallest statue of Virgin Mary

Catholic World News - August 28, 2012

Panama’s President Ricardo Martinelli has announced plans to build the world’s tallest statue of the Virgin Mary.

The statue of Santa Maria la Antigua will rise over Panama City to a height of 328 feet. The statue will be unveiled next year, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the date when Panama City was established as the first mainland diocese in Latin America. (The dioceses of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic are older, having been established in 1511.)

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,338 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,661.73
41% 59%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Mystery of Music, Part II 3 hours ago
Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18