MEXICO ART – Sculpture of Pope Francis dropping baby sparks controversy in Mexico

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A triptych sculpture that shows a figure of Pope Francis deliberately letting a baby fall to the ground and laughing about what he has done has sparked controversy in Mexico.

“Chao tradicion” (Bye, Tradition) is the creation of Chilean artist Pablo Maire, who told Efe it is a critique of the Catholic Church and church leaders who perpetuate a “violent and anachronistic” model.