I laughed out loud when I read this article about French police confiscating holy water from pilgrims at the airport in Lourdes.
The Vatican has a new service to shuttle pilgrims from Rome to Lourdes and back. While in Lourdes, the pilgrims collected holy water in little plastic Virgin Mary bottles, which they attempted to bring with them on the plane. Unsurprisingly, the French police wouldn’t let them bring the water on board the plane (apparently other countries are just as liquid-mad as the United States). As a result, the deadly liquid disposal bin by the security checkpoint was filled with dozens of tiny plastic bottle in the shape of the Madonna.
My favorite part of the story, and the line that made me laugh out loud, is that many of the, “passengers asked the police how they could be foolhardy enough to throw away the miraculous water.”0 People like this. Be the first!