Bishops Deny Lady of Seas Crying Blood, Oilإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Bishops at the Lady of Seas sanctuary in Byblos, north of Beirut, denied on Saturday reports that the statue of Virgin Mary is crying tears of blood and oil.
The bishops said in a statement that there wasn't any oil or blood on the statue as media reports and social networking sites have claimed.
The National News Agency said Friday that blood had been oozing from the right eye and the neck of the statue while Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said the statue was crying oil.
“The phenomenon was the result of natural factors,” the statement said.
It urged the faithful to be cautious while reading such news and called for praying for the virgin Mary “to preserve the nation and bless it.”