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Pakistan: The Black Madonna

Light Within on the authenticity of the Black Madonna in various cultures. “Believe it or not — she is black! Her features, in most instances, are non-European! And ironically, most of these images are located in Catholic churches in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Now I am not out to distort history but the veneration for the Black Madonna has never ceased, and she continues to be worshipped till this day.”

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  • Thomas

    Hello Neha,

    I was wondering if you could share with me more on this topic. I heard of this before and I find it quite interesting. It’s very ironic how this isn’t common knowledge throughout the US…albeit, I’m sure I know the reasons why!

    Thanks in advance…

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