Standing as a symbol of the enduring faith of Nigeria’s Catholic community, the Jesus de Greatest statue is the largest image of Christ on the African continent.Measuring 28 feet tall and weighing in at 40 tons, the statue has become an important part of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church parish in Abajah since it was unveiled in 2016. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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In the work, Christ is depicted barefoot, holding his arms out wide to welcome all who approach. Jesus de Greatest is the fifth largest statue in Africa, coming in behind Nelson Mandela (4th), Ramesses II (3rd), the Great Sphinx of Giza (2nd), and the African Renaissance Monument (1st). Made of steel and cement, the Cristo de la Concordia (Christ of Peace) sculpture in Cochabamba is believed to be the largest statue of Christ in the world. Standing as a symbol of the enduring faith of Nigeria’s Catholic community, ← The Church Militant in Mexico: New Book Sets Record Straight on Cristero War, Theology for Millennials: ‘Junipero, Activism and Ignorance’ →. © Copyright Aleteia SAS all rights reserved. The statue was created by a Chinese company, which both carved and placed the work in front of the church, but the cost was not revealed.

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Similarly, the unveiling of Jesus de Greatest coincided with his parents’ 50th anniversary. Measuring 28 feet tall and weighing in at 40 tons, the statue has become an important part of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church parish in Abajah since it was unveiled in 2016. During a Mass at the statue’s installation ceremony, which was attended by over 100 priests and hundreds more Catholic faithful, Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Okwuoma called the work a “very great symbol of faith” which would “remind them of the importance of Jesus Christ,” said Okwuoma. If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

When she was 68 years old she became seriously ill, and made Obinna promise that he would build a church if she survived. Support Aleteia with as little as $1.

When she was 68 years old she became seriously ill, and made Obinna promise that he would build a church if she survived. Measuring 28 feet tall and weighing in at 40 tons, the statue has become an important part of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church parish in Abajah since it was unveiled in 2016.Yahoo News reports that the statue was commissioned by Obinna Onuoha, a local oil tycoon who had previously funded the construction of St. Aloysius.

Onuoha noted that he had a dream he would construct such a large statue of Christ in 1997.

Obinna Onuoha told Jamaica Observer that both the statue and the funding for the church were donated in honor of his mother. Similarly, the unveiling of Jesus de Greatest coincided with his parents’ 50th anniversary. The statue of Jesus will have outstretched arms, as if to give the citizens of Victoria a hug.

Onuoha noted that he had a dream he would construct such a large statue of Christ in 1997. Jesus de Greatest is the fifth largest statue in Africa, coming in behind Nelson Mandela (4th), Ramesses II (3rd), the Great Sphinx of Giza (2nd), and the African Renaissance Monument (1st).

During a Mass at the statue’s installation ceremony, which was attended by over 100 priests and hundreds more Catholic faithful, Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Okwuoma called the work a “very great symbol of faith” which would “remind them of the importance of Jesus Christ,” said Okwuoma. Jesus de Greatest is the fifth largest statue in Africa, coming in behind Nelson Mandela (4th), Ramesses II (3rd), the Great Sphinx of Giza (2nd), and the African Renaissance Monument (1st).

It was completed in 1931 and stands 98 feet (30 meters) tall.

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Obinna Onuoha told Jamaica Observer that both the statue and the funding for the church were donated in honor of his mother. Yahoo News reports that the statue was commissioned by Obinna Onuoha, a local oil tycoon who had previously funded the construction of St. Aloysius.