- Crux Staff
- Aug 3, 2020
For over 20 years, eastern Congo been beset by war and conflict, with rival gangs fighting for control over the region’s rich mineral resources. While other aid organizations and NGOs have fled the area as a result of rising insecurity, religious sisters have remained.
The pope’s highly anticipated apostolic exhortation on the Amazon has sparked a variety of responses from Catholics around the United States.
Pope Francis’s highly anticipated document on the Amazon, released on Wednesday, bypasses two hot-button issues looming over its publication.
The individual responsible for stealing the “Pachamama” statues from a Roman church last month is currently on tour in the U.S.
The director of Jubilee USA Network wants the pope’s ecological and economic messages from the Amazon Synod to get more attention.
Sister Nathalie Becquart believes Pope Francis is using synods to gradually build consensus and preserve Church unity.
Governors from eight Amazonian states in Brazil and Peru meeting at the Vatican agreed that the Amazon is threatened and called for a “green economy” that would allow people to generate income without destroying the forest.
“Pachamama” has become the new insider Catholic version of “Who am I to judge?”, meaning a single word or phrase which, immediately upon utterance in front of another Catholic, whatever comes across their face will tell you everything you need to know about where he or she stands.