Paris wax museum unveils statue of Pope Francis

Paris wax museum unveils statue of Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 29, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.
Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 29, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

.- The directors of the Grévin Wax Museum in Paris presented the first statue of Pope Francis that is now part of its popular collection.  

The statue was unveiled April 2 in the atrium of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

 

The unveiling of the unique statue took place in front of photographers and dozens of tourists.

It is one of the more than 450 pieces exhibited in the Paris museum.

More than 15 artists worked on the statue of the Pope over the course of six months. The statue depicts the Pope smiling in his white cassock , wearing the papal ring, and with his right arm outstretched and hand in the “thumbs up” position.

In 2013, wax museums in Rome and Madrid were the first to come out with statues of Pope Francis.

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