Hundreds of ecstatic pilgrims are flocking to a statue of the Virgin Mary believed to be crying a single tear of blood.  Images of the statue with a red liquid dripping down its cheek have been shared on social media, prompting a mass pilgrimage to Floridablanca in Columbia. Locals believe they have witnessed a miracle and others are swarming to catch a glimpse. Resident Ana Cristina Jimenez said:

‘I saw that the Virgin had a tear of blood. I was surprised. I felt joyful, sad… everything!’ Miryan Quintero, another woman from the community, added: ‘I believe it. The Virgin is alive in Heaven. I know she’s real.’ An unnamed local said: ‘Every day the neighbours pray in front of the Virgin Mary and yesterday they saw that she had a tear from her left eye. ‘People went to look at her closely and confirmed it was true. Many people have come to see it and have been stunned.’ READ MORE