- OJASWINI NIMBALKAR
SPAIN: Restorers of an eighteenth-century statue of Jesus in the Spanish town of Sotillo de la Ribera have revealed a puzzling note covered up in Christ’s posterior.
The note was found by specialists from the Da Vinci Restauro restoration organization who were restoring the statue which dwells in the congregation of Santa Águeda around 180 kilometres from Madrid.
Two painstakingly written by hand pages were discovered when the restorers were evacuating the bit of material that covers the Messiah’s hindquarters.
The record goes back to 1777 and it is marked by Joaquin Minguez, who was the pastor of the house of God at Burgo de Osma at the time.