Beirut (Agenzia Fides) - The giant statue of Saint Charbel, Lebanon’s Saint dear to the Maronite tradition has reached the heights of Kesrouan.
The statue was transferred Sunday morning from Haret Sakhr, north of Jounieh, to Faraya, on the heights of Kesrouan.
To allow the transportation of the sculpture, 27 meters high, 7 meters wide and weighs 40 tons, special traffic restrictions were imposed on the highway leading to Faraya.
The statue, the work of Lebanese artist Naef Alwan, is not yet complete; hands will be attached later. On September 14, which happens to be Feast of the Cross Day, a Mass will be held during which the statue will be sanctified. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 21/8/2017)