'Miracle' draws people to Mahim Church

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Mumbai, Jun 29 (UNI) Thousands of people have been flocking to St Michaels' Church at Mahim, popularly known as 'Mahim Church' to witness a photo of Lord Jesus Christ, which is reportedly ''bleeding''.

A spot of blood was noticed on Friday. Since then, people have been thronging to have a glimpse the 'miracle'.

Some of the devotees and the church management had seen a drop of blood emitting from the chest of Jesus Christ's 3 ft X 4 ft photo placed in the church on Friday evening. As the news spread, thousands of people have flocked there to witness the 'miracle'.

Kanhaiya Lal Sharma, a taxi driver, said early today, two of his passengers could not get candles in the vicinity and travelled till Dadar to buy some.

''None of the shops in the locality had enough stocks as per the demand,'' he added.

Joseph D'Souza, who visited the church, said there seems to be some miracle and maybe it is the God's way to tell us something.

''It is upto the people, as believers may consider it to be a miracle, while others may not,'' he added.

Meanwhile, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai, told mediapersons that it was too early to comment on it. ''We are still very cautious to declare it a miracle'', he said.

Similar 'miracles' had taken place before like Ganpati idols drinking milk few years ago and also on August 21, 2006, which the scientists described that it was due to surface tension.

Similarly, thousands of people had flocked to Mahim Creek on August 18, 2006, after reported claims that the sea water had turned sweet. Then, the scientists had claimed that the water had been diluted by rain.

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