Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Pope Francis statue installed at Argentina cathedral
June 30, 2013 , 9 : 24 am GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
A life-size statue of Pope Francis is seen alongside a statue of the Virgin of Lujan at the site of the Buenos Aires Cathedral in Buenos Aires on June 29, 2013. The statue was made of fiberglass and resin by artist Fernando Pugliese. Photo - AFP
A life-size sculpture of Pope Francis was installed Saturday on a patio outside Buenos Aires' cathedral, where Jorge Bergoglio presided over daily Masses before he became pope in March.
The sculpture, made of fiberglass and resin, is in a courtyard closed to the public, but can be glimpsed from the street, where the pontiff appears to be smiling and waving.
It is part of a project by artist Fernando Pugliese to populate Buenos Aires with variously sized sculptures of the first pope from Latin America, in public and private spaces related to Bergoglio's life in Argentina.
"I've known Jorge Bergoglio for 14 years. I've always admired him and his very humble personality fascinates me," the artist told reporters.
"Now I want to take the papal philosophy of brotherhood and love to all the people who go through the city."
The new statue was placed not far from one of the Virgin of Lujan, Argentina's patron saint, which will be exhibited in the Vatican starting in February.
Since Francis became pope on March 13, there has been a surge of religious tourism at the Buenos Aires cathedral, located across from the historic Plaza de Mayo, where he served as archbishop for 15 years.
Rate this Article
Rates : 1, Average : 5
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
Modi’s takes dig at ‘secular friends’ over gifting Gita to Japan Emperor
Indian videographers team to record Subash Chandra Bose’s memories in Japan
Non-violence is ingrained in DNA of Indian society
Modi displays drumming skills at launch of TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy
Modi woos Japanese investors
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Rare parrot fish pair detected off Masirah Island in Oman
Cargo port shifts from Muscat base to Sohar Industrial Port
Researcher awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship
Kerala to prepare marine biodiversity map
English Premier League in focus: Liverpool 'gamble' Balotelli debuts against Tottenham
More in News
It's Different! Discovering pop legend Michael Jackson's popularity in rural India
High-end 'micro-flats' latest trend for Hong Kong home buyers
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Tips for writing a good article
More in Features
New conflicts have put the whole of MENA into turmoil
Modi’s mission to save the world must begin at home
Will the East Asian dream augur well for India now?
Alas! Iraq has already disintegrated
Winds of anarchy and chaos in Middle East
More in Columns
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial