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The Many Meanings of Rio’s Massive Christ Statue

posted on August 10, 2016

The Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein writes that the meaning of “Cristo Redentor,” the 125-foot statue overlooking Rio and the Olympic games, varies among Brazilians. Boorstein writes, “Some see it as a tribute to Catholicism while others consider it a salvo against secularism. Still others in the rapidly diversifying country consider it a general symbol of welcome, with arms open wide. One of its original creators called it a ‘monument to science, art and religion.’”

Read at The Washington Post