A video has gone viral on Twitter claiming to be sharing the “breaking news” that blood is miraculously leaking from the Stone of the Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Here’s the viral tweet with the video:
Breaking News from #Jerusalem the Resurrection Church :blood is leaking from the stone Jesus body was laid before his burial . You can hear the Israeli police closed the area. pic.twitter.com/sajA3v0k2x
— Nicola Kanaan (@RosaryMysteries) April 6, 2018
The tweet reads: “Breaking News from #Jerusalem the Resurrection Church :blood is leaking from the stone Jesus body was laid before his burial . You can hear the Israeli police closed the area.” [sic] As of this writing, it has been retweeted about 1,800 times and liked more than 2,500 times.
The tweet was also shared and highly upvoted on /r/Catholicism on the forum website Reddit, where users were mostly unsure of whether the video was real or not.
The tweet is from Twitter user Nicola Kanaan, who claims to be a Catholic living in the Holy Land and promotes the website NovenaPrayer.com.
When pressed by other Twitter users who said they couldn’t find information about this from other sources, Kanaan shared a second video, which he said he had just taken outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which showed crowds shoving their way into the Church, ostenibly to see the miracle.
Here’s the problem: the video he claimed was “breaking news” and had personally verified as an eyewitness on April 6th, 2018, was uploaded to YouTube on September 11th, 2015 and claimed in its description to have been take in April of 2014. In other words, Kanaan is not telling the truth.
So no, there is no miracle of blood leaking from the Stone of the Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre right now, although people have made that claim years ago. We have been unable to confirm whether the original video posted in 2015 was fake or not.
Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!
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