According to the
Fides news agency, officials in Chennai are looking for the most
appropriate place to erect the bronze statue of John Paul II, which was
fashioned by sculptor Shihan Hussaini. “The city feels honored to
be able to offer this statue in recognition of a man of dialogue and
peace like Pope John Paul II,” officials said.
the statue’s dimensions make it “one of the largest statues dedicated
to the Pontiff in the world.” He explained that statue rests on
“three great steps that represent the three phases of the life of the
Pope: the first when he was Karol Wojtyla, the second when he was John
Paul II, and third represents the path towards sainthood.
In addition, there are another 26 smaller steps, one for each year of his pontificate,” he said.
order to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of the Servant
of God, Pope John Paul II, the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India has
commissioned a statue of the beloved Pontiff to honor his memory.