Poland Unveils Giant Statue of John Paul II
5-story likeness overlooks city of Czestochowa
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 13, 2013 11:34 AM CDT
The statue of the Pope John Paul II is seen during the unveiling ceremony in Czestochowa.   (Czarek Sokolowski)

(Newser) – Fans of Pope John Paul II now have a potential pilgrimage site: Czestochowa, Poland. The city in the southern Poland unveiled a giant statue of the late pontiff today. The white fiberglass figure rises about five stories, or more than 45 feet, on a hill overlooking the city. It was funded by a businessman, Leszek Lyson, in gratitude for what he believes was an intervention by the late pontiff in saving his drowning son.

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Apr 14, 2013 5:47 AM CDT
God hates this statue.
Apr 14, 2013 4:05 AM CDT
What is wrong with Poland? Catholic hell.
Apr 14, 2013 3:21 AM CDT
I would imagine his army of pedophiles will be some of the first in line to see this insult. So he believes in the supernatural, does that give him a free pass? I hope letting people victimize children in the name of some sky fairy will go away someday. It's going to take a long time. http://www.newser.com/story/117101/pope-john-paul-ii-beatification-hes-no-saint-says-maureen-dowd.html