A famous statue of the Virgin Mary has been recorded ‘weeping’ tears of blood.
People have flocked to the home of the Frias family in the town of Metan in the Salta province in northwestern Argentina to see the statue known as the Virgin of the Mystic Rose.
It made international headlines earlier this year when it was filmed seemingly weeping tears of blood.
Its owner Rosana Mendoza Frias has now recorded the apparent phenomenon happening again.
In the video, the statue can be seen with red liquid on its face which appears to come from its eyes.
The statue was first brought to her house eight years ago after she suffered a miscarriage, Rosana told local news outlet Informate Salta.
She said: “I always tell people that this depends on faith, not on us, as we do nothing, we only open our doors so that they can come here to pray, and through her God will perform a miracle.”
According to Rosana it first started ‘crying blood’ in April 2017.
She claims that the statue has now cried 38 different times and that when a photo of the apparent phenomenon was first posted online 7,000 people had gathered outside the house 10 hours later.
She said the most recent ‘crying blood’ incident came as she was praying to it for her mother’s health.
The Virgin of the Mystic Rose has been linked to several ‘miracles’, such as a woman who had a three-inch tumour which reportedly disappeared after she visited the statue.
The owner has built a designated space for the statue in her home with the help of others and her own money, creating a glass cabinet to protect it.
Around 30 people gather in front of the statue to pray from Monday to Friday, according to reports.
While part of the Catholic world seem inspired by the Virgin of the Mystic Rose, it has – like all of the many statues that people have claimed are crying – attracted its fair share of skeptics.