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Photos Giant statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled in Poland

first_img(All pics: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)Read: Pope urges Church to ‘act with determination in cases of sexual abuse’ >Read: Archbishop MArtin says the Church should not be ‘gagged’ > Read: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says Catholic Church is at a ‘critical juncture’ > IT’S ALMOST 14 metres high, weighs five tonnes, and is believed to be the largest statue of a former pontiff in the world.The giant statue of Pope John Paul II was unveiled on a hill in the city of Czestochowa in Poland yesterday and shows the pope standing with his arms outstretched.The statue, which is made of fibreglass, was funded by a businessman to thank the former pope for an intervention which he said saved the life of his son in a drowning accident.Pope John Paul II died in 2005 at the age of 84 and was beatified in 2011.last_img read more