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New statue, honoring migrants, unveiled in St. Peter’s Square

September 30, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: On September 29, the World Day for Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis unveiled a new statue in St. Peter’s Square. “Angels Unaware,” a massive bronze statue 20 feet tall, depicts 140 migrants in a crowded boat; the figures represent a variety of different ethnic groups, as well as the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph. The work, by the Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, is the first new statue to be situated in St. Peter’s Square in centuries.

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