For a part of the catholic christians from Baia Mare, the celebration of Jesus entering in Jerusalem coincided with a special event. Today, 17th of April, at the Chatolic Church "St. Anton of Padova" on street Victoria, has been uncovered a statuary group made of Carrara marble, which represents the saint protector of the church holding in his hands our saviour Jesus Christ. The statue was made by the well-known sculptor Mircea Rusu, which cooperated many years with the chatolic community that prays at the "St. Anton of Padova" church. At this unprecedented event participated the bishop of Lugoj, His Exelency Alexandru Mesian, the ex minister of agriculture Ioan Muresan, christians, as well.
At this event were present the mayor Istvan Ludescher, the city manager Vasile Barbul, the ex mayor Cristian Anghel, and the minister of agriculture Ioan Muresan. The service of consecration of the statuary group was held by the priest Simion Mesaros, toghether with the bishop of Lugoj, his excelency Alexandru Mesian.
The project, an artistic jewelry, took about five months and it wasn't easy at all, taking in consideration the marble's proportions, but finishing it gave me a big satisfaction, the sculptor confesed.