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‘Santa Muerte’ Is Not Holy


What is the Santa Muerte?


Santa Muerte (“Saint/Holy Death”) is essentially a death cult. It is a kind of deity, a female folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the southwestern US, that is the epitome of an anti-gospel (it preaches violence, hatred, revenge, etc). This cult has been tied to violent gangs and cartels and is not a genuine devotion of Catholicism.

Recommend reading: Santa Muerte is no saint, say Mexican and U.S. bishops

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