Cristo Wears German Colors Before World Cup Finals : Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Saturday, July 12th, the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina, the iconic Rio de Janeiro statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) was lit in the German national colors of yellow and red. The lighting was the result of a social media campaign sponsored by a partnership between the Rio Archdioceses and the social networking site, Twitter.

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