New works by Canadian sculptor depict Jesus and terrorists

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Thou Shalt Not Kill

To mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America, Timothy Schmalz, the world-renowned Catholic sculptor best known for his controversial 'Homeless Jesus' statue, has unveiled two new works, 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' and 'Love Your Enemy.'

'Thou Shalt Not Kill' depicts Christ with his face in his hands weeping over the dead body of a hooded individual. Three bullet holes are clearly visible in the person's back.

'Love Your Enemy' shows Christ embracing a hooded individual holding an assault rifle.

"'Love Your Enemy' was one of the most difficult sculptures and visual challenges I have ever created," Timothy said. "I also believe, of the two works, it is probably the one that would anger the terrorists the most.

"To see the Son of Man weeping over the dead body in 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' shows us the pain and the heartache Christ feels every time we take a life."

See the two images on ICN's Facebook page.

To view Timothy's complete body of work, visit his website at

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