Catholics don't "worship" Mary. It's just lots and lots of "devotion."<quoted text>
Your 'church teachings' are not only man-made, but traditionally FALSE.
NOWHERE does the Bible say to pray to Mary and to lifeless, useless statuary.
Nowhere does it mention silly indulgences, or purgatory, to say nothing of a pope, elected or otherwise.
Only Catholics can tell the difference, and besides -- lots of devotion to Mary can save your soul (see 2nd Secret of Fatima).
In short, the Vatican stepped over the line and now they have a problem. Unless the RCC has committed fraud -- Mary clearly states that devotion to her sacred heart saves souls.
It's difficult being "perfect." Over time, being perfect requires many, many lies.