SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An alternative newsweekly in Santa Fe is drawing fire over its cover with an image of a woman in a bikini who strongly resembles Our Lady of Guadalupe.
KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/10V7doF) that Catholics around New Mexico are upset over the Santa Fe Reporter’s 2013 summer guide cover.
On the cover is a bikini-clad woman sipping a drink around an Our Lady of Guadalupe-type background while a shirt-less cowboy in a pink hat looks on.
In a statement, the Reporter said the intent in the design was to incorporate an important part of Santa Fe’s culture.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico.