Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Lee Bullen, Agency: Newsflash
A water stain that has taken the shape of the Virgin Mary has appeared in a Colombian bakery’s car park and local residents have been flocking to see the wall damage to pray for protection from COVID-19.
The Virgin Mary stain was first noticed by the bakery’s security guard in the car park located in the Colombian capital Bogota during his rounds.
Since being discovered, the car park has turned into a place of worship with devotees flocking to see the Virgin Mary-shaped silhouette.
Bakery worker Lorena told the newspaper Noticentro: “Every day, between 50 and 60 people come here. Before buying something (in the bakery), they visit the spot and pray, and somehow it is really important for them and us.”
She added that they believe it is a “miraculous figure” and not something created randomly by humidity as many people have said.
Lorena said that “it could not have been from a leak” and rejected claims it was wall damage, adding “it is a miraculous image”.
The bakery worker stated that her and her colleagues have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 and therefore the Virgin Mary stain must be protecting them.
She said “that is exactly what most people pray for”, adding that many devotees pray that they stay safe from the coronavirus.
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