Cristo Rei of Dili - East Tomor

Cristo Rei of Dili in Timor Leste or East Timor is a statue of Jesus on top of the summit, overlooking the capital and resembles "Christ the Redeemer" of Rio de Janiero in Brazil.
A gift of the Indonesian people to East Timor, the statue can be reached by climbing some 300 steps. It rest atop an enormous metal globe facing the ocean at the end of the peninsula.
Indonesian colonized East Timor in 1976. It seems that Jesus didn't turn his back to the people of East Timor because after decades of fighting for it's independence, East Timor became the world's newest nation in 2002, and the statue looks west facing Jakarta with open arms.



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