Fr. Cruz: Lab tests show high level of acid from Ash Wednesday skin irritation incident

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  • Lab results showed that the ash used on devotees on Wednesday have a high level of acid, according to Fr. Jeronimo Cruz
  • On Ash Wednesday, Caloocan devotees suffered skin irritation on their foreheads

Lab results showed that the ash used on devotees at the San Roque Cathedral Parish, Caloocan City on Ash Wednesday have high levels of acid.

It is what Fr. Jeronimo Cruz disclosed on Friday regarding the chemical laboratory test results from ash samples.

In addition, the burned palm leaves that were turned to ash which irritated the skin of devotees were not as black as the usual.

Fr. Cruz likewise said that the same incident also happened in Ireland in 2014.

Fr. Cruz added that speculations of sabotage were discarded because CCTV footage showed the process of making the ash from start to finish and no suspicious activities or persons were noticed.

Fr. Cruz welcomes those who are still hurt and want to be treated to come to the cathedral to receive treatment or reimbursement of medical expenses.

According to GMA News, around 65 people went to the cathedral on Thursday.

READ: Caloocan devotees including schoolchildren suffer minor burns/rashes on forehead from Ash Wednesday

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