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Pets get Catholic blessing for Saint Anthony day

18 January 2018

In Spain, dozens of pets received yesterday the blessing from a local priest in Madrid during Saint Anthony's day. Dogs, cats, birds and even guinea pigs were sprayed with holy water in a ritual. Their owners believe the tradition will help keep their pets safe and healthy. Every January dozens of Catholics in Spain groom their pets with their best outfits to attend a mass in honour of Saint Anthony.