‘Jesus the Homeless’ statue could be coming to Chicago

It first caught the eye of Pope Francis; now a statue of Jesus as a homeless man may end up here in Chicago.

The sculpture, titled  “Jesus the Homeless,”  was cast by a Canadian artist in 2012.

Pope Francis was so moved by it he commissioned to have one placed in Rome at a busy corner where a homeless woman died last year.

Chicago Catholic Charities wants to put a version of the statue on its own property or somewhere in the Loop where more people would see it.

An anonymous donor is helping to pay for the statue, but Catholic Charities says it might be too expensive to cover the costs of putting it in a public place.

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