“feel” the “heart of Mother Earth”

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“Francis’ Pachamama Concert: What Do the Crossed Arms Mean?

The Gloria.tv report about the Pachamama catechesis during the Vatican’s Christmas concert – with bishops crossing their arms over their chests in order to “feel” the “heart of Mother Earth” – provoked an international outcry.

The pictures of the cross-armed bishops reminded some observers of similar gestures during Masonic rituals (picture below).

The shepherd pictured on Cardinal Bergoglio’s golden and Francis silver pectoral cross also makes this gesture.”