You'd think holy water would be made of tougher stuff. After all, it can wash away sins, mark you as part of the faithful, and melt vampires on contact. But apparently it's no match for swine flu:
A bishop has advised that holy water be removed from churches in a bid to halt the spread of swine flu.Gee, it's almost like the holy water is behaving just like regular ol' H2O! Who'd have thunk it!
The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Reverend John Gladwin, said at some churches people were invited make a sign of the cross using holy water.
'The water in stoups can easily become a source of infection and a means of rapidly spreading the virus,' he said.