The Catholic shrine Our Lady of Lourdes has had its "healing waters" turned off due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

The water comes from a spring in the Grotto of Massabille in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France. People will bathe in the waters because of their alleged curative properties. Some people even bottle the water for distribution.

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This is why aliens won't talk to us.

The Catholic Register reported on the closure:

"Our first concern will always be the safety and health of the pilgrims and the shrine's working community," said a note posted Feb. 28 on the shrine's website. "As a precaution, the pools have been closed until further notice."

One would think that if the waters indeed had healing powers, now would be the best time to have the water available to anyone who needs healing. If you close the healing pools because you're afraid of sick people spreading a virus, you're openly admitting that you are completely full of shit.

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An unforced self-own. Nice.

At least they're taking logical actions though? Here in the US, Mike Pence, the head of our coronavirus task force, prayed about coronavirus. So, you know, there's that.