Outstretched Arms

Faces - The Magazine of People, Places and Cultures for Kids|May/June 2020

Outstretched Arms
CHRIST THE REDEMER
Marcia Amidon Lusted

It stands on the summit of Mount Corcovado in the city of Rio de Janeiro and is visible from anywhere in the surrounding area. It is also one of Brazil’s best-known landmarks, rising 98 feet (30 meters) above the top of the mountain. Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, or Cristo Redentor in Portuguese, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is a symbol of faith for Christians all over the globe.

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May/June 2020