Pilgrims Say Virgin Mary Statue Weeps

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Frozen Tree Branches Also Attract Believers

POSTED: 1:57 pm EDT April 25, 2006 UPDATED: 2:02 pm EDT April 25, 2006 Email This Story |

PASTO, Colombia -- Colombian pilgrims have been gathering at a church to see a statue of the Virgin Mary that appears to be crying.The sculpture, called "The Virgin of Rosary," is at a church 330 miles southwest of Bogota, Colombia.Residents and visitors have been coming to see the sculpture since Sunday night, taking pictures and praying.Church authorities have not commented on the statue.

In a separate incident, residents of a small township in southwest Colombia have been surprised by a strange phenomenon visible on a tree.Despite warm weather, some branches on the tree appeared to remain frozen.Residents started placing candles under the tree to ask for blessings. Others have drunk the water melting from the branch in the hope that it possesses healing powers.