- Jan 22, 2020
The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will help the Catholic Church make its presence felt and voice heard in a region that is dangerously approaching “a point of no return,” said the special secretaries of the synod.
By convening a special synod on the Amazon at the Vatican in October, Pope Francis will be giving greater exposure to the Church’s deep concern for the people and the ecosystem on which they depend.
Amidst controversy surrounding ‘Amores Laetitia,’ Pope Francis himself has thus far declined to engage his foes directly, preferring to let his writings, periodic interviews and daily sermons speak for themselves. But Rev. Antonio Spadaro defends Francis against criticism happily.
Some 215 Jesuits from around the world will gather in Rome Oct. 2 to begin a general congregation meeting, which will set future priorities for the largest religious order of men in the Catholic Church and also elect a new superior general.