Fatima: Prayer, Penance, Burning Body Parts

(LIVESHOTS « FOXNEWS.COM) — You can buy a lot of gaudy religious trinkets at shrines around the world, but the sanctuary of Fatima, in Portugal, offers some of the weirdest: body parts.

They may be made of wax, but they’re still body parts.

This is strange, because Fatima isn’t even known as a place for miraculous cures, such as Lourdes, in France.

But there they are, hanging outside the tourist shops: legs, arms, ears, heads, hips, intestines and even breasts.  The stores also sell wax models of small children.

People looking for relief from their ailments try to chuck the figures into a bonfire, even though sanctuary officials say the fire is for candles only.

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