Pope John Paul II Monument
Public Art: Pope John Paul II Monument
Sculptor: © Joseph Sheppard
Description: The bronze monument to Pope John Paul II
depicts the Pope embracing a young girl and boy. The sculpture is loosely based on a photograph taken
during the Pope's 1995 visit and arrival at the Thurgood Marshall International Airport .
Date Unveiled: October 23rd, 2008
Funded By : Friends of the Basilica of the Assumption
Location: The Pope John Paul Monument is in the
Prayer Garden located on N Charles and Franklin Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Controversy: The gardens in which the statue of the
Pope stands was created after they demolished a century old Rochambeau apartment building owned by the Archdiocese
of baltimore. the city had fought to stop the building being demolished but lost their court case.