Posts Tagged ‘holy water’

Infected Bali holy water brings on eye trouble Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

An Auckland woman came close to losing sight in one eye after bathing in contaminated water in Bali. Fighting the infection the lawyer and mother-of-two endured five days of sleep deprivation, woken hourly to have antibiotics administered. Last month Jenine​ Briggs went to Bali on a week-long yoga retreat. During the retreat she visited the Read more

Fighting malware with holy water Comments 0

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

After malware hacked as many as 200,000 computers throughout the world, the Russians have an idea: blessing the computers with holy water. In a photo shared by @EnglishRussia1 on Twitter, Patriarch Kirill can be seen blessing the computers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in hopes to protect them from the WannaCry virus. Read more Read more

Auckland bishop labels Madonna material highly offensive Comments 6

Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn, has described some of pop-singer Madonna’s performances as ‘highly offensive to Christianity’. Bishop Dunn’s comments, made to the New Zealand Herald, came ahead of performances by Madonna in Auckland. “There is no question in my mind that some of Madonna’s material is highly offensive to Christianity and will Read more

Holy water in Austria unsafe to drink Comments 0

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Researchers said holy water at religious shrines and churches in Austria is often contaminated with fecal matter and bacteria. Scientists at Vienna University medical school’s Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology advised the faithful not to drink water, especially in hospital chapels. They came to the conclusion after analyzing the water quality at 21 “holy” Read more