Jesus Statue Travels From Jerusalem to Florida Church, Weighs 2,000 Pounds
By Caleb Parke, Fox News // March 2, 2019
traveled over 6,500 miles from the Holy Land
(FOX NEWS) – A statue of Jesus holding two children made a journey of biblical proportions to a Palm Beach, Florida church.
The 4-foot tall, 2,000-pound treasure — made from stone within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a site where it is said Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem, and carved in Bethlehem, the site of Jesus’ birth — traveled over 6,500 miles from the Holy Land. Today, it rests in the parish hall courtyard of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church.
“It really looks beautiful, doesn’t it?” Monsignor Thomas Klinzing told The Palm Beach Post. “It’s one of a kind.”
The heavy Jesus statue was taken by crane to the church’s courtyard earlier this month.
It all came about as a result of a photograph Klinzing saw more than two years ago. He asked St. Edward’s member Desmond Keogh, the owner of Haifa Limestone in West Palm Beach, to see if it was even possible.
He got a call from Jerusalem one year later.
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