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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mexico's Folk Death Saint Is A Blasphemous Symbol That Should Not Be Part Of Any Religion!

Wow this is an interesting read. The Vatican's culture minister of Mexico says Mexico's folk Death Saint is a blasphemous symbol that shouldn't be part of any religion. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi says worshipping such an icon is a degeneration of religion.

 The Santa Muerte is a skeletal figure of a cloaked woman with a scythe in her bony hand. It is worshipped both by drug dealers in Mexico and by the terrified people who live in drug-torn neighborhoods.

 Ravasi spoke Wednesday at a dialogue among believers and nonbelievers in Mexico City as part of the Vatican's "Courtyard of the Gentiles." The program was started in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI, who said the Roman Catholic Church should hold such meetings so nonbelievers could get to know God. Article Here! 
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  1. The death saint is not recognized as a real saint its a folk saint. Which is person or spirit from a certain culture made a saint by the people. Mexico is a perfect example of what is called folk Catholicism because they mix their culture with with the catholic religion.

  2. Thanks for the info Anonymous I never heard of it before reading the article.

  3. No problem, Mexico is not the only country that has folk saints though countries in Central America and South America are known for them; however the U.S., Europe and others have them to. If would like to look up real saints catholic.org has an excellent list. I agree with Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi even though am not big fan of his. Another perfect example of how Mexican culture is mixed in with catholicism is the story of our lady of guadalupe.

    1. Oh, the lady of guadalupe is real saint.


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