Brazil’s statue lights up with the flags of countries hit by coronavirus. Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer monument, in what was a very touching sight, recently lit up with flags of countries around the world and messages of hope.
It did so in solidarity with countries affected by the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19).
A icon of Christianity throughout the world, the statue is found at the height of the Corcovado mountain within the park of Tijuca Forest overlooking Rio de Janeiro region.
it had been illuminated during a special mass conducted by Dom Orani Tempesta, the archbishop of the town.
because the archbishop urged people to wish for the sick, the message was projected in several languages onto the statue, as were maps of every continent and therefore the flags of nations that reported cases of the virus.
The Jesus Christ Art Deco statue was created by the French sculptor Paul Landowski. The architect, Heather da Silva Costa, designed it between 1922 and 1931, in collaboration with French architect Albert Cacot.
The statue, which is 30 meters high except for its eight-meter top, was built by Gorghi Levanda and its arms are 28 meters long.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer attracted almost two million visitors last year but is currently closed after Rio de Janeiro declared a state of emergency over COVID-19 and all national parks were shut down.
This ensures that sporting and cultural activities are postponed, and officials allow people to work from home and avoid large crowds.
That means that for the moment, only those who want to see the statue will admire it from afar.
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