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'Weeping' Virgin Mary statue under investigation

'Weeping' Virgin Mary statue under investigation

The Associated Press
June 10, 2018 01:35 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Las Cruces Catholic Diocese, the governing body of all Catholic churches in southern New Mexico, is investigating a statue of the Virgin Mary at a Hobbs church that appears to be shedding tears.

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The Las Cruces Sun-News reports parishioners say recently tears have streamed down the face of the statue at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The church has since become a destination for travelers to see what many have called a miracle.

Bishop Oscar Cantú says the diocese will first try to determine if the tears are a supernatural occurrence. This part of the probe includes laboratory tests of the liquid believed to be tears, eyewitness interviews and scrutiny of possible natural causes, including human tampering.

It is unclear how long the investigation will take to complete.

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