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Photo of Jesus statue being packed away goes viral

by Premier Journalist
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@TimLaBerre, Twitter

A photo of a statue of Jesus being removed from a Ukrainian cathedral and put into storage has prompted hundreds of retweets as the world grasps the full implications of the Russian shelling in Ukraine.

The tweet about the statue, from the Armenian Cathedral of Lviv, has prompted reactions from believers and non-believers alike regarding the cultural and spiritual impact of the war on Ukraine’s cityscape and heritage.

While some have compared the potential destruction of untold numbers of artefacts to recent conflicts in other countries, others have compared the image to the 17th century painting The Descent from the Cross by Rubens.

The image was posted by cultural protection property officer Tim LeBerre, who claimed that it was the first time the statue had been taken out of the cathedral since World War One.

Tim LeBerre also shared an image of the Ukrainian National Museum being packed away due to concern about the fate of the priceless items. 

Another image shows the devastation caused by the shelling of a Catholic church in Kharkiv. 

(Photos courtesy of @TimLeBerre)

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