People in Latin America Love the Virgin Mary.
It is said that every family in Latin America has a statute of the Virgin Mary in their homes. Most of the time there will not be a statute of Jesus. Jesus icons is not revered anywhere near the statute of the Virgin Mary among the Latin American people.
The first act I’m going to do as Pope is to pray to the Virgin Mary. Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis 1)
When the people of Latin America heard this……they were ecstatic. . …..they said……”Now this is a pope that is close to our heats.”
Man’s desire for idol worship is so great.