Christians pray to water stain ‘shaped like Virgin Mary’ found in car park

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Devout Christians are flocking to a bakery and praying to a water stain shaped like the Virgin Mary in the hope it will protect them from coronavirus.

The godly 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."

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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 they believe 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.

The pandemic has prompted multiple reported sightings of the Mother of God, mostly in areas with a large Catholic population such as Latin America.

In March, a photo of a forming rainbow in the sky above Argentina was interpreted by many believers as an image of Mary opening her arms to embrace the country.

The moment was caught on camera around 5pm on Wednesday in the city of San Carlos, in the northeastern Argentine province of Corrientes.

Then in May, a doctor claimed to witness a vision of Mary appearing before his eyes at a chapel clinic in Bogota, Colombia where he was treating Covid-19 patients.

Staff at the Reina Sofia Clinic hailed photos of the apparition taken by Dr William Pinzon as a "miracle" for the ill.

  • Christianity
  • Coronavirus

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