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Saint's blood liquefies miraculously

2012-09-19 20:46

Rome - The dried blood of the Roman Catholic patron saint of Naples mysteriously turned to liquid on Wednesday in a repeat of what residents consider a miracle and good omen, the local church said.

A small crowd at the cathedral in the southern Italian city cheered at the announcement, when city archbishop Crescenzio Sepe brought out a small reliquary with the two vials of San Gennaro's blood.

The phenomenon, which took place at the expected hour and was heralded as an auspicious sign for the debt-ridden country, has regularly occurred for centuries, drawing surprise and controversy.

Comments
  • Mandy Casey - 2012-09-19 21:03

    Why do they feel the need to deceive? Totally against what they preach.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-20 08:34

      Since the pope decided to reject the devils advocate in declaring sainthood there has been a flood of Saints and Miracles , tactics of a institution with a very low market price.

  • talana.basson - 2012-09-19 21:14

    lol. what bull

  • steele.oyle - 2012-09-19 21:22

    Fanatical cjristian fraudsters

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-19 22:03

    Protestants, take seriously note. The time of reckoning is here.

  • tobydt - 2012-09-19 22:08

    Take that atheists :P

  • ozzyin.sa - 2012-09-20 00:35

    Hmmm, the dried blood of the Roman Catholic patron saint of Naples? What Biblical/Christian relevance is this? As any Christian knows the death of the last of the Apostles signifies the end of Biblical miraacles and signs. Take this as Satan's work. People forget that Satan rules this world and his demons perform signs to mislead people.

      Bob.Cee123 - 2012-09-20 12:06

      People forget that not everybody shares the paranoid delusion that Satan rules the world and that we are pawns in an epic, cosmic, supernatural duel between good & evil. There....fixed it for you.

  • zaks2217 - 2012-09-20 06:53

    This was on nat geo once. The substance is formulated, very similar to blood. It solidifies after some time and when shaken it liquifies again.

  • Bob.Cee123 - 2012-09-20 12:03

    No miracle. Just a party trick which makes some credulous people go 'oooooh.....aaaaah!'. Are they so out of touch that they think this will pass as some kind of definitive proof? The church owes it to the world to surrender the blood sample for scientific research. Hey, there could be some relevance to long term blood storage and it could solve the problem experienced by a lot of bloodbanks worldwide. Somehow I doubt it though. The church, who still have a lot of stroke in Italy, will refuse to hand over the blood for independant testing, declaring anyone questioning this to be a 'doubting Thomas' Pathetic.

  • becky.jamieson1 - 2012-09-20 15:40

    It's so sad to see so many unbelievers... God help us! Because you are the only one who can.

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