Italian syndicate preying on those who pray – with not so holy water

Italians arrested for passing off tap water as ‘miracle cure’ – Telegraph.

A group of Italians has been arrested for passing off ordinary tap water as a “miracle cure” for cancer and other diseases.

The group sold flasks of the ‘White Light’ water for up to 200 euros, claiming that it had been collected from “holy springs” at pilgrimage sites such as Lourdes in France and Fatima in Portugal.

The syndicate was allegedly led by a 71-year-old biologist and three people who falsely claimed to be doctors.

They preyed on the gullibility and desperation of around 500 people who were suffering from incurable diseases, with some ‘patients’ travelling long distances to visit their ‘clinics’.

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How would you ever know if it REALLY came from a holy site? There has never been any study to show that these waters are miraculous or even “special” in any way that might effect a cure. What a scam. A sad, sad scam preying on desperate people.

  1 comment for “Italian syndicate preying on those who pray – with not so holy water

  1. Acleron
    February 6, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    Just do a bacteriological test, it will badly contaminated from all those people immersing or dipping in it.

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