Christ statue in Peru damaged by fire days before pope visit

Christ statue in Peru damaged by fire days before pope visit

A giant Christ statue in Peru's capital that was donated by a construction company at the center of Latin America's largest corruption scandal was damaged Saturday in a fire, days before Pope Francis is set to arrive in the South American nation.Peruvians awoke to find nearly the entire back of the statue, perched on a barren desert bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, charred black.A spokesperson with Peru's firefighting corps told RPP Noticias that two dozen firefighters responded to the bl...