Top Vatican Official Sloughs-Off Pachamama Idolatry

Concerns over Pachamama are overblown, according to a leading Vatican official.

“I don’t know the Amazonian culture well enough to say what the scope of these symbols is, but they didn’t bother me,” Cdl. Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, told a Spanish website last week. “To say that it was idol worship is an exaggeration.”

News of Ouellet’s dismissal comes as Catholics across the world are coming together in prayer and reparation for Vatican ceremonies celebrating the Andean fertility goddess during October’s Amazon Synod.

Thursday — the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe — marked a day of reparation for the synod’s pagan idolatry. Launched in France, the international prayer campaign asked Catholics everywhere to pray the Rosary to atone for the Pachamama ceremonies.

Cardinal Raymond Burke endorsed the reparation effort earlier this week, telling a French Catholic journalist, “I want to encourage you in every way to go ahead with this initiative.”

Burke added that reparation was needed to defeat evil forces unleashed at the synod: “Something very grave happened during the special assembly of the bishops’ synod for the Amazon region. An idol was introduced into St. Peter’s Basilica — the figure of a demonic force.”

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