The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines has warned people against buying “holy alcohol” and other such products claiming to protect against the coronavirus.
“There is no sacramental holy alcohol that we should make the sign of the cross with when we rub it to ourselves,” the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said in a statement on Monday. “Moreover, it should not be sprinkled on the faithful.”
They likewise warned that there is “no such things” as holy face masks, holy face shields, holy hand sanitiser and holy personal protective equipment.
They issued the warning after a “fake news” report about the church replacing holy water with “holy alcohol.”