6th 2003 - Reported in Spirit
Daily.com online newspaper. Thousands of people have flocked to a small
Romanian church after two men said they had seen the Virgin Mary 'crying' in a
painting. A delegation from the Romanian Orthodox Church arrived at a church
in the village of Musetesti, west Romania, to investigate the claims made by the
two workers. The pair, who have not been named, said they first saw the Virgin
Mary crying on January 2.
parish priest Aurel Chiana said the tears had been seen for four consecutive
days after that. He told local media: "It is a sign from God, but I cannot
say if it's a good or bad sign." The delegation is continuing investigations
into the claims and taking statements from other people who say they saw the Virgin
Mary crying. The claims come just weeks after reports of tears coming from a statue
of the Virgin Mary in a church in Giurgiu, southern Romania.