Bishop Kräutler has defended the controversial Pachamama idols from the Amazonian prayer as an "expression of the indigenous": "There are people who think that Pachamama is a goddess."
Vienna (kath.net) Erwin Kräutler, the controversial Austrian bishop, defended the controversial pachamama depictions from the Amazon as an "expression of the indigenous peoples" that could be "integrated into our liturgy". This was what Kräutler said at a lecture in Bregenz, as the "Tagespost" reports. "There are people who think the Pachamama is a goddess," Kräutler said, adding that the bishop also vowed to ordain men and women at the event, denying the statement attributed to him that he had never baptized Indians.
Cardinal Schönborn is full of praise for Kräutler. For example, Schönborn said in an interview a few days ago: "At the synod - and I was very happy about it - he enjoyed a great respect among the bishops and the laity and is seen as a pioneer."
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