The famous Maltese underwater statue of Jesus Christ was made famous Maltese sculptor Alfred Camilleri Cauchi. Work on the design and manufacture of underwater statue of Jesus Christ were evaluated in 1000 and paid for the Maltese lira Maltese divers committee headed by Raniero Borg. The Committee authorized the divers Alfred Camilleri Cauchi to perform this work in honor of visiting Malta in 1990 for the first time Pope John Paul II. Statue of Jesus Christ was made and originally sunk in 1990 in Malta, near the islands of St. Paul (St. Paul’s Islands).
The sculpture was created by Guido Galletti after an idea of Italian diver Duilio Marcante. The statue was placed near the spot where Dario Gonzatti died in 1947. He was the first Italian to use SCUBA gear. It depicts Christ in a pose offering a blessing of peace.
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