In the figures and symbols with which she appears, the entire wealth of the previous religions is taken up and unified around a new center, which descends from new heights. She stands above the religions, so to speak, but does not trample them. Thus Our Lady of Guadalupe is in many respects an image of the relationship between Christianity and the religions of the world: all of these streams flow together into it, are purified and renewed, but are not destroyed. it is alos an image of the relationship of the truth of Jesus Christ to the truths of those religions: the truth does not destroy; it purifies and unites.
~ taken from 'Benedictus: Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI