Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue was used to offer a special Easter tribute—a light show honoring healthcare workers worldwide.
During an evening mass celebrated by Archbishop Dom Orani Tempesta at the base of the 125-foot monument, the statue was lit with a variety of images, including one that seemed to show it dressed as a doctor. Other projected images showed medical workers in scrubs and masks.
Messages were also projected in various languages: “hope,” “thanks,” and “stay home,” as well as the flags of nations hard-hit by the pandemic.
It was the second COVID 19-related light show for the statue atop Corcovado mountain; in March a montage of flags of countries reporting coronavirus cases were projected on the statue.