Don’t pucker up to Saint James!

JP: Another Swine Flu prevention tip. See earlier one!

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Spain’s Catholic Church has new advice for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela: Don’t kiss the saint.

For centuries, pilgrims have visited one of Roman Catholicism’s holiest shrines — the cathedral holding the purported remains of St. James the Apostle, Spain’s patron saint. It was customary for them to hug a statue of St. James and even kiss it.

Now, thanks to fast-spreading swine flu, the church is urging the faithful not to pucker up. It has even removed the holy water that worshippers use to bless themselves in the cathedral in the cobblestone old quarter of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain’s northwestern Galicia region.

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