By Leslie Ann Aquino
The Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila on Monday warned the public against a fake Facebook account using its name to sell a “miraculous medal.”
“We were informed that there is an account using the name ‘Manila Cathedral’ and selling a ‘miraculous medal’ blessed by priests and bishops from the Vatican,” the Manila Cathedral said in a Facebook post.
“There is no such thing as medals blessed by bishops, priests, or the Pope for sale. This is a sin called Simony,” it further read.
According to the Manila Cathedral, the one behind the fake account who identified themselves as the “Youth for Manila Cathedral” are saying that they will donate the proceeds for the renovation of the Manila Cathedral.
The group, the Manila Cathedral, even grabbed pictures from the official Facebook Page of the cathedral, and post their on their fake page.
“The said Facebook Page is NOT of the Manila Cathedral therefore it is FAKE,” said the cathedral.
“There is no existing group ‘Youth for Manila Cathedral’ that will donate proceeds for the renovation of the Cathedral,” read the post of the Manila Cathedral.
The Manila Cathedral asked the public to report the said page as “fake.”
“Please report their page as fake and warn others of their scam,” read the post.