Sunday, May 23, 2010

Arunachal gets first cathedral, Asia’s largest idol of Christ « Indian Realist

    • Arunachal is Buddhist, with Christians making only five per cent of the population. Shouldn’t it have had the tallest statue in Asia of Buddha instead?

    • Asia’s Largest Statue Of Christ Unveiled In Arunachal Pradesh; First Cathedral Erected
      Asia’s biggest statue of Jesus Christ was unveiled in Miao in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh along with the opening of the first Cathedral in the state, May 2, 2010.

    • “This towering figure of Christ overseeing the whole of Miao, with open arms, invites everyone to seek peace and live the way of love” said Bishop P K George. Bishop P K George is the first Bishop of the four year old Miao diocese. Pope Benedict XVI erected the diocese of Miao on December 7, 2005. The Catholic population of East Arunachal, which falls under Miao diocese is approximately 70,000. (EOM)

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