Manila Cathedral: Beware of bogus account selling ‘miraculous medals’
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Cathedral on Monday warned the public that a fake Facebook page claiming to be connected with the church is selling “miraculous medals.”
The page falsely used the name of the church to sell the “miraculous medals,” allegedly blessed by priests and bishops from the Vatican.
The social media account “Youth for Manila Cathedral” said proceeds from the sale of the medals would be donated to church renovation fund.
Manila Cathedral, however, debunked these claims and said that the page is fake and that “Youth for Manila Cathedral” does not exist.
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“The said Facebook Page is NOT of the Manila Cathedral therefore it is FAKE. There is NO existing group ‘Youth for Manila Cathedral’ that will donate proceeds for the renovation of the Cathedral,” Manila Cathedral said in its official Facebook page.
“There is no such thing as medals blessed by bishops, priests, or the Pope for sale. This is a sin called Simony,” it added.
The church asked the public to report the bogus social media account and prevent people from being victimized by the scam./gsg
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