Tue, 2 May 2017
It’s been called the fastest-growing religious group in the Western Hemisphere: The cult of Santa Muerte, the Goddess of Death. Millions have joined in Mexico…tens of thousands in the United States. Albuquerque-based AP reporter Russell Contreras on what caused Catholic Church leaders in Texas and New Mexico to follow up on the denunciations of Santa Muerte by Pope Francis and church leaders in Mexico. Followers include drug criminals, sex workers and others who see themselves as outcasts from society.