- May 30, 2020
A leading Christian has called protests in India against a proposed statue of Jesus Christ “unjustified and undemocratic.”
On Monday, a video emerged of two men stealing an indigenous statue of a naked pregnant woman that had been on display in a Roman church and then, bit by bit, tossing the images into the Tiber River. There is actually precedent for Monday’s mise-en-scène, involving tossing not a figurine into the Tiber but a pope.
Panama’s “Festival del Cristo Negro,” the festival of the “Black Christ,” is an important religious holiday for local Catholics. It honors a dark, life-sized wooden statue of Jesus, “Cristo Negro” – also known as “El Nazaraeno,” or “The Nazarene.”
On a day set aside for prayer and atonement for victims of sexual abuse in Poland, a statue of a Cold War-era priest was removed in the city of Gdańsk, after he was accused of abusing minors.
Every classroom at a Louisiana Catholic elementary school has a full-size religious painting as part of a multi-phase revitalization plan by the school’s principal.
Cardinal Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro blessed the sculpture “Homeless Jesus” Nov. 18, ending a weeklong series of events by Brazil’s Catholic Church to celebrate World Day of the Poor.