He said it was a form of witchcraft. Fox San Antonio spoke with a Spiritualist within the Santeria faith who says the misconceptions are out of control. She says Santeria means worship of the Saints. It was born from the African religion of the Yorubas and practices of the Catholic Faith. She says the secret nature of their rituals is what fuels rumors. They sacrifice animals as offertory to the Saint, but then eat the animal. They do not sacrifice humans. Followers believe in God and their goal is to promote life. The Archdiocese says Santeria is a distortion of the proper use of some of the symbols of the Catholic faith – it is not Catholic.


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