Pagan Candles

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Augustine

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In the church I pray every morning, there are sanctuaries where the faithful light up candles while praying. It’s a very warm and simple church that fills my heart daily.

Yet, I’ve found a few of times candles with images of African deities, which in some countries have mixed up with Catholicism (Sincretism, e.g., Santeria). I didn’t think it was nice of whoever lit them up in a Catholic church, thus I put them out and threw them in the basket along with other burnt candles.

Did I do right?

TIA and blessings.
 
Your motives are good, but I think that the next time it would be better to inform the pastor and let him handle the situation, otherwise he will not be aware that there is a problem.
 
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