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    Claims about the Tilma and the Image

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    A doctor placed a stethoscope under the ribbon that Mary wears (a sign that she is pregnant) and heard a heartbeat.

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    This is false. There have been no such tests regarding a heartbeat in Mary’s abdomen. However, the presence of the ribbon on the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe does indicate that she is pregnant. (In Spanish, ribbon is cinta, and pregnant is encinta, or “with ribbon.”)

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