Restoration complete for Rio's statue of Christ
Catholic World News - June 30, 2010
Restoration work has been completed on the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 130-foot statue, perched on a mountaintop overlooking the city, had been surrounded by scaffolds during a 4-month restoration project, which repaired damage done by lightning, erosion, and—earlier this year, for the first time since the statue was erected in 1931—vandalism.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Progress toward our July expenses ($17,856 to go):