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US, Mexico bishops denounce 'Santa Muerte'

Bishops in the United States are denouncing the skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte, a

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press Published:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Bishops in the United States are denouncing the skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte -- a figure Roman Catholic leaders in Mexico routinely have attacked for the deity's connection to violence and the illicit drug trade.


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