Last October 4, 2019, Pope Francis blessed the controversial pagan “Pachamama” statue in the Vatican gardens, as a special prelude to the opening of the Amazon Synod. Numerous bishops, cardinals and theologians condemned the ceremony.
Cardinal Burke went so far as saying that “diabolical forces” have entered St Peter’s Basilica. He supported the December 12 day of prayer and reparation organized by some faithful Catholics and clergy in France. Cardinal Burke likewise said: “Something very grave happened during the special assembly of the Bishops’ Synod for the Amazon region. An idol [Pachamama] was introduced into St Peter’s Basilica – the figure of a demonic force.
Below are screen grabs of video footage of the entire proceeding, as well as various photos: