Remember that ugly statue of Pope John Paul II that was unveiled in Rome back in 2011?
Yeah, this one:(AP Photo/Marco Guerrieri)
After an outcry, they “updated” the statue.
A year later, the result:(AP Photo)
Yeah, still ghastly. Totally unworthy of such a great man.
Commuter Alberto Donella also wasn’t convinced. He told the AP: “It’s not him. It’s not him,” he said as he walked by the statue. “He was joyful. He was nothing like this here. For me it still looks like a refrigerator.”
Refrigerator. You nailed it, Alberto.
Rome got it wrong. But Czestochowa got it right.
Workers today in Czestochowa are putting the final touches on a 45.3- foot statue of Pope John Paul II (on private land with private funds) in the city famous for an icon of Our Lady.
Folks, this is how you make a statue of Pope John Paul II:AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski