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Claims of weeping statue needs to be verified: Archbishop

April 10, 2019 4:48 pm
The ‘weeping’ statue of the Virgin Mary at the Wairiki Parish in Taveuni

The Catholic Church will not be making any comments on claims coming from its Wairiki Parish in Taveuni of the ‘weeping’ statue of the Virgin Mary.

The head of the Catholic Church in Fiji Archbishop Peter Loy Chong told FBC News, the claims need study and verification.

A video posted on the social media network Facebook, shows tears rolling down the face of the statue, as it stood in the Wariki Catholic Parish.

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Women’s voices can be heard saying, “She’s crying! “. The Archbishop says they will only make a statement on things that are of certitude.

He adds they want to make sure that whatever they say is of reasonable faith and not just based on a few people’s stories.

The travelling statue is believed to have originated from the Vatican and had travelled to Taveuni from Suva during the Holy Lent period.

It’s been carried from home to home in procession and usually stays for one to two days in homes of the faithful before being it’s returned to the Church.

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