The Capilla Cristo de las Lágrimas de San Pedro (Chapel of Christ of the Tears of St. Peter) in Cochabamba enshrines a mysterious sculpture of Christ. Since 1995, it has wept tears of human blood every Good Friday.
Devotees claim that the tears have been tested in an Australian lab and found to contain human blood, and that the statue has been examined for fraudulent mechanisms and found to be hollow. To top it all off, the weeping has been caught on film - it can be viewed online here.
Inside, the chapel displays pictures of what the sculpture looked like before it was covered in blood.
Quick Facts on Christ of the Tears
|Names:||Capilla Cristo de las Lágrimas de San Pedro · Chapel of Christ of the Tears · Christ of the Tears|
|Categories:||shrines; miracle sites|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Coordinates:||17.389756° S, 66.143864° W|
|Address:||Belzu and Las Heroínas|
|Hours:||Mon, Wed-Sat 3-6pm|
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- Frommer's South America
- The Weeping and Bleeding Statue in Bolivia - Visions of Jesus Christ
- En Cochabamba aseguran que brota sangre de dos imágenes - BoliviaHoy, 5/21/04 (translated)
- Photos of Christ of the Tears - here on Sacred Destinations
Map of Christ of the Tears, Cochabamba
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