Pachamama image used as monstrance in Mexican parish – Catholic World Report

The “pachamama” or “mother earth” image which accompanied various activities during the 2019 Amazon Synod in Rome was recently used as a monstrance in a church in Mexico. Pictures posted by Fr. José Luis González Santoscoy on  Facebook and later deleted, show the monstrance in the shape of the pachamama, a naked pregnant woman, carrying the Eucharist in her womb. The photos were taken inside St. John Macías parish in Zapopan, immediately west of Guadalajara. Contacted by ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, Fr. González said, “I have absolutely no comment,” adding that “the issue has already been discussed with my bishop, with my authorities.” The Archdiocese of Guadalajara has not issued a statement on the incident. Fr. Juan Pedro Oriol, pastor of St. John Macías parish, pointed out that he didn’t know about or authorize the use of the monstrance in the shape of the pachamama.

Pachamama image used as monstrance in Mexican parish – Catholic World Report

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