Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Köln
Stadt Köln

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Roncalliplatz
(Kölner Dom)

Gedenktafel für den XX. Weltjugendtag

Plaque for the 20th World Youth Day

World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985
(Wikipedia)
Bert Gerresheim & Francisco Ces Hernandez
Herbert Schmäke Kunstgießerei (Düsseldorf)
2009

Köln /  Gedenktafel für den XX. Weltjugendtag   Köln /  Gedenktafel für den XX. Weltjugendtag

Description

Large relief on the south façade of the cathedral. The relief shows the handover of the WYD logo by Pope John Paul II to Pope Benedict XVI. The two popes face the architecture of St. Peter's in Rome and the Cologne Cathedral. On the mitres at her feet, the arms of the two popes are seen.

Köln - Gedenktafel für den XX. Weltjugendtag

Inscription(s)

On the side:

unter dem erzbischof von köln joachim kardinal meisner
errichtet in mai 2009
bildhauer bert gerresheim kunstgiesserei schmäke

Signature

Bert Gerresheim - Francisco Ces Hernandez
guss schmäke | düsseldorf

Annotation

Inaugurated by the archbishop Cardinal Meisner 15 May 2009.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Benedict XVI, Pope
  • Ces Hernandez, Francisco
  • Coat of arms
  • Commemorative plaque (Germany)
  • Gerresheim, Bert
  • John Paul II, Pope
  • Pope
  • Schmäke Kunstgießerei (Düsseldorf), Herbert
  • World Youth Day
  • Location N 50°56'27" E 6°57'27"

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