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IPFS News Link • Brazil

Hear our prayers:

• by James Gant

The 125ft monument in Rio had #praytogether projected in different languages

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Brazil's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue was last night lit up with the flags of countries struck down by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 125ft monument, which towers over Rio de Janeiro, had #praytogether projected on it in different languages.

Archbishop Orani João Tempesta held mass at the landmark during the light show and called for people to pray for the sick