- Dec 7, 2019
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno met with indigenous leaders and agreed to roll back austerity measures that had sparked 10 days of protests.
Pope Francis is appealing for peace in Ecuador following a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices that prompted a curfew.
Though it doesn’t actually mention the ‘viri probati’, the Synod’s preparatory document suggests studying “priestly ordination for elders — preferably indigenous, respected and accepted by the community — even if they have an established and stable family.”
The upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will focus on the devastating effects of climate change on the environment and on indigenous communities, but it also will look at ways to meet the spiritual needs of the region’s people.
At least four million people have fled Venezuela in recent years, and the number grows higher by the minute, with hundreds crossing the border each day never looking back.
In many ways, the liquid gold of oil runs through an artery of death in the Amazon, killing the life it touches and bringing few benefits to the people who live here.