‘Saint’ Death condemned by Vatican
Santa Muerte fuelled by drug wars
A statue of Santa Muerte (Photo Credit: Toni Francois)
A skeletal female figure of death is exploding into popularity in Mexico, Central America, and some parts of the United States.
Yet despite her saintly name, Santa Muerte is not a recognized saint by the Roman Catholic Church. In 2013, Vatican officials condemned devotion to her, saying it was “the