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'Homeless Jesus' statue unveiled at Vatican

March 23, 2016

A life-size bronze statue, the "Homeless Jesus," has been placed in the Sant'Egidio courtyard of the Vatican during Holy Week.

The statue, the work of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, depicts Jesus stretched out on a bench, coverd with a light blanket. Copies of the same work are on display in several countries, with one at the entrance to Rome's Santo Spirito hospital.


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