Thursday, August 03, 2006

It's A Miracle!

They thought it was a miracle...

PILGRIMS queued to drink from a miracle fountain flowing from a statue of the late pope John Paul II...

Locals in the pope's birthplace of Wadowice, near Krakow, thought a miracle had happened when water started to run from the base of his statue.

Word spread throughout Poland and pilgrims from around the country visited to fill bottles with the "holy" water.

However, Mayor Eva Filipiak dashed their illusions by admitting a water pipe had been installed under the statue.

"We didn't mean anything by it, it was just supposed to make the statue look prettier," she said.


Personally, I think if a city water department can install a pipe without tearing up the streets for three months (presumably people would have noticed that) it should still fall under the heading of "Miracle."

Maybe I'm just a cynic....okay "maybe" is probably unnecessary in that sentence.