AP says Santeria incorporates Catholicism:
*STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities investigating the theft of a 2-year-old girl’s body from a Connecticut cemetery said Wednesday that evidence at the crime scene points to a possible ritual.
Stamford Capt. Richard Conklin said investigators are looking at the crime “as a ritualistic sort of thing.” He cited beliefs such as Santeria, a Caribbean blend of West African beliefs and Catholicism, or Palo Mayombe, a religion originally from the Congo region of Africa and brought to the Americas by slaves.*Full article.