Sunday, May 12, 2013

Santa Muerte Declared Blasphemous

Santa Muerte is a folk saint popular in Latin America, and in growing in popularity amongst hoodoo practitioners. She seems to have evolved from an indigenous skeletal goddess who became revered as a  'saint' to try to make her worship more acceptable under Catholic tradition, when it overtook the native practices.

Devotees pray to the saint at home-made altars and often offer votive candles, fruit and tequila in the hope Santa Muerte will grant their wishes.
Cardinal Ravasi said the practice was "anti-religious". "Religion celebrates life, but here you have death," he said.
"It's not religion just because it's dressed up like religion; it's a blasphemy against religion", he said.

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