- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A statue of a homeless Jesus sleeping on a park bench has been unveiled in front of a downtown Detroit church that serves as a warming center for the homeless.

The bronze sculpture was unveiled after Sunday Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Catholic Church, across from the Renaissance Center.

The sculpture shows a life-size man lying on a park bench. Feet protruding from a blanket feet bear the marks of crucifixion.

The Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1BOAN1E ) says Ontario-born artist Timothy Schmalz created the sculpture. Copies also are in place in Grand Haven, Michigan; Phoenix; Washington; Chicago; and Charleston, West Virginia.

The Rev. Gary Wright is the parish’s pastoral administrator and says the congregation hopes the installation will be “a great event for the city.”


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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