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Sajjad Lateef (
Thu, 3 Jul 2003 07:29:51 -0700 (PDT)

I don't know what to say .... sajjad

Bishops Boil Holy Water to Protect Fish

OSLO (Reuters) - European church leaders boiled holy water for a
riverside ceremony in Norway this week because local officials feared
it might otherwise kill fish when poured into the river.

"The danger was probably small but we had to be cautious about pouring
water brought from around Europe into a salmon river," Johan Aurstad,
senior advisor at the Norwegian Animal Health Authority, told Reuters

A gathering of 126 bishops and other Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox
Christian leaders in the Norwegian city of Trondheim boiled flasks of
holy water for 10 minutes to kill any bacteria before pouring it into
the Nidaros River Wednesday.

The delegates, at the Conference of European Churches, each brought
about 0.1 liters of water from countries ranging from Greece to Estonia
for the ceremony to symbolize unity.

"The water was of a type used for baptisms so you have to assume it was
drinking water quality. But we had to be cautious," Aurstad said.


Sajjad Lateef
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