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London church to mount Pete Doherty on crucifix

A London church is to display a statue of Libertines and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty depicting the singer as Jesus during crucifixion.

The statue was created by Doherty’s artist friend Nick Reynolds seven years ago, who explained that it was made to represent the musician’s treatment by the British media at the time.

St Marylebone Parish Church will display the piece from tomorrow (February 19th) until March 17th as part of a series of curve-ball depictions of the Passion of Christ intended to engage a wider audience with the Church of England.

Reverend Canon Stephen Evans explained that the Doherty statue, which will be ingeniously-titled For Pete’s Sake “might help visitors to the exhibition stop and reflect not only Christ’s Passion and Resurrection and what this means but also to stop and reflect on what in their own lives leads to death or to life”.

Despite having another Libertines album in the pipeline, according to bandmate Carl Barat, Doherty also recently released new solo material in the shape of ‘Flags of the Old Regime’, read Far Out’s preview here.