Giant statue of John Paul ll unveiled

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland - A giant statue of the late Pope John Paul II billed as the world's tallest has been unveiled in Poland.
  
Archbishop Waclaw Depo unveiled the statue of the Polish pontiff Saturday in the southern city of Czestochowa, the home of the predominantly Catholic nation's most famous pilgrimage site, the Jasna Gora monastery.
  
The white fiberglass figure rises more than 45 feet on a hill overlooking the city.
  
It was funded by a businessman in gratitude for what he believes was an intervention by the late pontiff in saving his drowning son.
  
John Paul, who led the Roman Catholic church for 27 years before dying in 2005, remains a respected figure in his homeland.
 

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