BEHOLD THE WATER STAIN
By SUSANNAH CAHALAN, MARIANNE GARVEY and SUSAN EDELMAN, NY Post
Was it a leaky pipe - or a sign from god?
As Pope Benedict XVI visits the city, employees and patients of St. John's Queens Hospital are buzzing over a water stain on a ceiling tile that some say resembles the face of Jesus.
"I was freaking out," said Junior Rodriguez, a patient who first saw the image above his hospital bed in Room 232 on April 10. "There was Jesus looking down on me."
"This room is blessed," said Rodriguez, a 31-year-old Queens cabby being treated for anemia.
Hospital staff agreed, quickly coining it the "Jesus room."
As word spread, hundreds of staffers and patients streamed in to gawk at the quarter-sized brown blotch, which true believers swear forms the bearded face of Christ within a crown of thorns.
"Everyone was screaming and running around. Everyone was coming in to see it," said Pedro Agreda, 47, Rodriguez's roommate.