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Oliviero Rainaldi's statue of Pope John Paul II before (left) and after. Photo: AP

Oliviero Rainaldi the redeemer: Artist fixes Pope statue

Rome unveiled a revamped statue of Pope John Paul II yesterday, after the first one was pilloried by the public and the Vatican.

Artist Oliviero Rainaldi said he was pleased with the final product, saying it matched his original vision.