Sunday, 3 January 2016

PHOTO: Africa's Tallest Statue Of Jesus Unveiled In Nigeria

Africa welcomed its largest ever statue of Jesus after an unveiling ceremony took place in Abajah village in Imo state, eastern Nigerian on New Year Day.
According to The News, the 8.53 metre (28 foot) tall “Jesus de Greatest” statue commissioned in 2013, was built by a Chinese company and  carved in white marble.
The huge statue of Jesus which was recently unveiled in Imo state. Photo: NAN
Hundreds of Catholic priests and worshippers besieged St Aloysius Catholic Church in the village to behold its unveiling which was commissioned by Obinna Onuoha, a local businessman.

Onuoha it was, who hired the Chinese company to carve the statue and place it in the grounds of a 2000-capacity church that he built in 2012.
The man who said he has had the dream of erecting the statue since he was 26years old, said: “It’s the biggest statue of Jesus on the continent. Definitely pilgrims will come.”

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