GUATEMALA-RELIGION-SAN SIMON

A spiritual guide performs at the Temple of San Simon in the municipality of San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, on October 28, 2021, during a pagan festival to honour to the saint. – Thousands of devotees bring cigarettes and spirits offerings to the saint –not recognized by the Catholic Church– who is believed to be the protector of the homeless, prostitutes, alcoholics and drug-traffickers. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)

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A spiritual guide performs at the Temple of San Simon in the municipality of San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, on October 28, 2021, during a pagan festival to honour to the saint. - Thousands of devotees bring cigarettes and spirits offerings to the saint --not recognized by the Catholic Church-- who is believed to be the protector of the homeless, prostitutes, alcoholics and drug-traffickers. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)