The world's tallest Jesus statue was completed, when workers secured the head on the giant 170-foot statue (52-meter) near Swiebodzin, Poland this past weekend. This new statue marks the tallest Jesus in the world, surpassing statues in Bolivia and Brazil.
A 700-ton crane attached the giant head to the countryside savior made of plaster and fiberglass. The hope for the town is that the statue will become a tourist attraction. "More people will visit Swiebodzin and leave their money," said Dariusz Bekisz, the mayor of Swiebodzin. Swiebodzin is a town of about 21,000 residents. Knowing religious pilgrims and people who just like to see odd or rare things, this should draw quite a crowd. Hopefully the town's residents won't turn their Jesus statue into a complete tourist trap.
"This is the culmination of my life's work as a priest. I felt inspired to fulfill Jesus' will, and today I give thanks to him for allowing me to fulfill his will," said Father Zawadzki said after statue was completed this past weekend.
This giant statue is larger than both the 133-foot Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and the famous 130-foot Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
How long will this statue last as the largest Christ-likeness in the world?