Hillary: 'Who Painted It?' Monsignor: 'God!'

Hillary at 'miraculous' Mexican image of Mary
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2009 5:21 PM CDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, smiles while shaking hands with Mexican Monsignor Diego Monroy during a visit to the Virgin of Guadelupe's Basilica in Mexico City.   (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton invoked a higher power on a recent diplomatic trip to Mexico City, the Catholic News Agency reports. Making a surprise detour to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the US secretary of state asked who painted a famous image that Catholics say was made by the Virgin Mary. Replied a monsignor: "God!" Leaving a half hour later, Clinton told a gathering, “You have a marvelous virgin!”