Mexican police arrest death cult leader
Catholic World News - January 06, 2011
Mexican police have arrested the leader of the “Saint of Death” cult, which has gained popularity with drug traffickers by promising occult protection from rivals and from the police. David Romo, the head of the Santa Muerte cult, was arrested on kidnapping charges. Prosecutors believe that he was at the center of a kidnapping ring.
The Santa Muerte cult, which incorporates some elements of Catholic devotions, encourages followers to place their faith in a shadowy figure, usually depicted as a skeleton, who can allegedly guard them against death or imprisonment. The cult, which has been condemned by the Mexican Catholic hierarchy, has also clashed repeatedly with legal authorities.
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