“A Mexican Tradition Runs on Pageantry and Faith”

a-mexican-tradition-runs-on-pageantry-and-faith“The Passion Play in Iztapalapa, Mexico, has a cast of thousands. The 50 or so main parts tend to remain within local families… The Roman Catholic Church’s attitude toward the play has fluctuated over the years. In the past, there were complaints that the script, which draws not only on the Bible but also on Dante’s Divine Comedy, deviated too much from sacred texts.” [. . .]    –Larry Rohter, The New York Times, April 11, 2009