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Pachamama images reappear at synod’s closing session

October 28, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: On October 25, Pope Francis apologized for the removal of “the statues of the Pachamama” from a Roman church, said that they had been retrieved from the Tiber, and added that they might be displayed during the synod’s closing Mass. The following day, during the synod’s closing session, the images were on display in a canoe; however, they did not appear to be on display during the October 27 closing Mass, according to an examination of the video.

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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Nov. 02, 2019 4:12 PM ET USA

    Other idols did. At the closing Mass a native woman presented Francis with a bowl containing earth, some green plants and red flowers. South American pagan websites explain that Pachamama offerings can be made with a bowl which should contain some fruits or drinks covered with earth, and flowers including red ones, the demon’s preferred color. On October 4, the same black bowl was offered to Pachamama during the ominous ritual in the Vatican gardens.