This event lends credibility to the accusations coming out of the Amazonian Synod that Catholicism in the Amazonian region has been hijacked by liberation theology. Gloria TV reports that on September 1, the song “Mother Earth, Pachamama, we’ve come to sing to you” was sung at the entrance procession of a Mass celebrated by Lima Archbishop Carlos Castillo.
The lyrics of the song apparently promise conversion to Pachamma:
Pachamama, good mother, destroyed, without love,
with your soil mistreated, and rivers muddy already,
there are no more forests, there are cities with cement and solitude,
Forgive me, Mother, for my carelessness, Mother Earth, I must convert.