What is the Catholic Church's stance on Santa Muerte?


#1

I’ve seen a lot of people in my neighborhood with Santa muete necklaces, I know it means saint of death and I was just wondering if the church recognizes Santa muerte as an actual saint


#2

No, the Catholic Church does not recognize “santa muerta” and opposes any veneration of it. This cult has been tied to violent gangs and cartels and is not a genuine devotion of Catholicism.

According to a statement by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico City on November 3, 2008, popular devotion to the so-called “Saint Death” is not compatible with the Catholic faith.


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