The tallest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world is about to be ready in the Philippines.
Almost 100 meters (315 feet) high, the statue is expected to be ready in 2021, in time for the 500th anniversary of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines
The Marian monument-sculpture-shrine of The Mother of All Asia, also called “The Tower of Peace,” is located at the Montemaría (literally, “Mary’s Mount”) Pilgrimage Site in Batangas City, some 310 km south of the national capital of Manila.
It was designed by the renowned (and recently deceased) constructivist Filipino sculptor Eduardo De Los Santos Castrillo.
The Mother of All Asia will then be the tallest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, a position now occupied by the Venezuelan 153-feet-tall “Our Lady of Peace” statue, which was built in 1983.
The Montemaría Pilgrimage site’s centrepiece, this image of the Virgin Mary is dedicated to the unity and peace of all peoples and countries in Southeast Asia.