This week in Christian history: Second Crusade, Christ the Redeemer, evangelist is born

Construction begins on Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue – April 4, 1922

Christ the Redeemer during sunrise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2, 2016. | (Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

This week marks the anniversary of when construction began on the Brazilian landmark and towering statue called Christ the Redeemer.

The foundation stone for the giant statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro was laid, even though at that point the final design for the project had not yet been selected.

A little over nine years later, the statue would be opened to the public, becoming one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World.”

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