Statue of Pope Giovanni Paolo At Roma Termini To Be Modified

The statue of Pope John Paul II that was placed on the Piazza dei Cinquecento, the bus square in front of Rome’s main railway station Roma Termini, is to be modified, but not to be completely demolished, as was originally proposed.

Since it was placed on the square, on May 18 2011, a couple of weeks after Pope John Paul’s beatification had taken place, the statue has been the subject of much controversy: Many people find it ugly and even more people complain that it does not resemble the former, very popular, Pope enough.

The artist, Oliviero Rainaldi, has now seemingly agreed to change the Pope’s and the inclination if his his head, as well as the way he holds his shoulder and arm.

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