Pope John Paul II to get statue in Budapest

Budapest, May 3 (MTI) – The late Pope John Paul II, who was beatified in Rome on Sunday, could get a statue in Budapest in a year or two, the communications director of the Mayor’s Office told MTI on Tuesday.

It is still to be decided where the statue will stand but Mayor Istvan Tarlos would prefer if a “worthy location” were found for it, Maria Szucs Somlyo said.

The Metropolitan Assembly decided last week that the spacious Koztarsasag (Republic) Square would be re-named after the Polish-born pontiff.

source: mti.hu