» 10/05/2012, 00.00
The tallest statue of Jesus in India unveiled
It measures 10 metres, weighs three tons and is located in a Christian Syro-Malankara college of Trivandrum, Kerala. Made of fiber, wax and resin, and covered with white marble, the figure has eyes that glow in the dark. The statue is in memory of a former student at the university, who died in a car accident.
First 3-D movie about Jesus 'Made in India'
'Thirty Pieces of Silver' is the title of the movie, which will cost 35 million rupees (US$ 625,000). Director, producers and part of the cast are Indian. Technicians are foreigners. The movie will be released in 5,000 movie theatres on Easter Sunday 2013.
21/02/2017 14:49:00 INDIA
The passion of Jesus drove Franciscan Sister to build 54 houses for the poor in Kerala
Sister Lizzy Chakkalakal heads Our Lady's Convent Girls Higher Secondary School in Kochi. In 2012 she provided the first house to a needy family. For her, “the birth of a culture of sharing and mutual care among local people" is more important than just providing housing.
Controversial sculptor Tsereteli to create Europe's highest statue of Jesus
The Georgian artist is famous world over. Moscow is invaded with his work, including the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, but Russians are far from being inamoured with him.
03/12/2016 17:21:00 PHILIPPINES
Manila, the world's tallest monument of the Divine Mercy
The 30-metre statue of Jesus will stand in the Marialo national shrine, north of Manila. The inauguration and blessing are scheduled for 19 January 2017, during the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM). The event will draw 5,000 local and international delegates.
09/01/2017 15:53:00 PHILIPPINES
Millions of faithful join Black Nazarene procession in Manila despite high alert over possible attacks
The centuries-old statue of Christ moved through the capital with Catholics praying for graces and miracles. Thousands of police patrolled the streets of the capital. Fewer accidents than in the past with no casualties and only a hundred minor injuries reported. Card Tagle highlights selfless love and service to others following the example of Jesus.
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