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Faithful Flock to 'Weeping' Mary Statue in Israel

Faithful Flock to 'Weeping' Mary Statue in Israel
A Christian worshiper on Feb. 11 takes a photograph of a statue of the Virgin Mary that residents say "weeps" oil in Tarshiha, a small Israeli town near the Lebanon border.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 06:33 PM

JERUSALEM — Hundreds of people have flocked to a small town in northern Israel to view a statue of the Virgin Mary that residents say "weeps" oil.

Members of a Christian family from Tarshiha, near the Lebanon border, say they have witnessed a miracle in their living room.

Osama Khoury said Tuesday that his wife Amira found the statue "covered with oil" recently. Amira said the statue "spoke to her" and told her not to be afraid. After a neighbor witnessed the oil, word soon spread.

Parts of the statue appears to be slick with moisture, even after it is wiped off.

The family says it is most striking when a "tear" seems to roll down the statue's cheek. It says some 2,000 people have come to see the statue over the last week.

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Members of a Christian family from Tarshiha, near the Lebanon border, say they have witnessed a miracle in their living room.
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