Paulette Osborne took the snapshot at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo, N.D., during an Easter observance, the Fargo Forum reports. It’s gained traction after the diocese published it in this month’s newsletter.
“He is risen, indeed,” the newsletter said.
But in a statement to the Forum, the diocese tamped down the excitement.
“The Diocese of Fargo does not claim this photo to be an apparition of Our Lord, and knows of no one making such a claim,” the diocese said. “The photo was published because of its beauty and relevance to the celebration of Easter.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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