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Maropati (Reggio Calabria Province) is an Italian town of 1,624 inhabitants. Maropati had its moment of fame on January 3, 1971 when, while a house in the historic center, someone saw a picture of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii "weep blood." What followed was a massive flow of visitors from all over Italy.

But on September 16, 1980 Bishop St. Bergomi reported the findings "of the investigation commission, according to which the events taking place" does not contain elements that could claim the supernatural. So the priests were warned from organizing celebrations, processions, pilgrimages related to the "so-called tearing" (see Anthony Piromalli, Maropati, history of a feud and a usurpation, pp. 166-167).

Links to other sites about Maropati include:
Reggio Calabria Province

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily, Part 1 and Part 2 is now available on 2 CDs. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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