In what appears to be somewhat a miraculous incident, a statue of the Virgin Mary is reported to have shed tears in front of its owner in Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero in south-western Mexico.
The bizarre incident has come in the scrutiny of the investigators and is being carefully probed by Catholic Church miracle investigators.
As per a report in British newspaper Daily Mail, the plaster statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe began to weep in front of its owner after she had finished her prayers at her home in Acapulco.
Nicknamed la Morenita, the saint is a Mexican version of the Virgin Mary. Her shrine became one of the Catholic Church's most worshipped sites after she appeared to a peasant in Mexico City nearly 500 years ago.
Church leaders are investigating claims made by Guadalupe Hernandez, whose statue of the virgin apparently sheds real tears.
Images and videos of the statue with tears seemingly rolling down its cheeks have astonished devout followers who have flocked to Acapulco to worship it.
Speaking on the incident, owner Guadalupe told British newspaper Daily Mail that, 'It was midday and I stood in front of her and I spoke to her. I finished my prayer and looked at La Morenita and I saw her crying.'She added: 'It is a gift from God, I do not know why and I do not know what is behind it, but, well, we will wait.'