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.)
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!
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!