- Jan 19, 2020
With the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon in the final stretch, the Vatican Museums unveiled a new exhibit dedicated to the people, customs and Catholic faith in the Amazon.
Solutions to environmental problems discussed at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon must involve not just Amazonian nations, but countries in Europe and North America, bishops said.
Rather than ordaining married men, a Venezuelan bishop said, another idea is that he bring some of the surfeit of priests who clog the streets of the Eternal City back with him to the rainforest.
By demanding respect for the cultures of indigenous peoples, Pope Francis was not promoting pantheism, but — tapping into his Jesuit roots — urging respect for a worldview that sees God in all things.
German Bishop Fritz Lobinger, a 90-year-old retired missionary bishop in South Africa, has suddenly become the talk of Rome for his idea of ordaining married “elders.”
The people of the Amazon region are glad the upcoming synod on the region will focus on indigenous peoples.