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Saint Dimitrija: Changing Frescos At Macedonia Orthodox Church Mystify Christian Worshippers

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A woman touches a fresco during a holy service in St. Dimitrija Orthodox church in Macedonia's capital Skopje, Monday, April 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski) | AP

SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers from across Macedonia are lining up to visit a church where a cleric says frescoes of saints have begun to appear brighter in color without any obvious explanation.

Father Zoran of Saint Dimitrija church in Skopje, the capital, said Monday that the murals, long obscured by the residue of candle smoke, began to appear clearer over the weekend, with red and gold colors becoming more noticeable.

That has prompted worshippers to flock to the church ahead of Orthodox Easter next Sunday.

About two-thirds of Macedonia's 2.1 million people have been baptized Orthodox Christian.

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