- Jan 22, 2021
Several months after Pope Francis was elected in 2013, Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel of San Cristóbal de Las Casas sent a letter asking the new pope to revisit the topic of ordaining indigenous deacons.
A group of indigenous peoples in southern Argentina has illegally occupied land belonging to the Diocese of San Isidro.
Mexico’s president published an open letter to Pope Francis Saturday calling on the Catholic Church to apologize for abuses of Indigenous peoples during the conquest of Mexico in the 1500s.
A report on the violence against indigenous peoples in Brazil in 2019, published by the Bishops’ Conference’ Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI), showed that the number of intrusions of indigenous reservations more than doubled last year.
As deforestation increases in the Amazon and the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads throughout the region, the Brazilian Church has decided to create a campaign to raise awareness on the need to stop the destruction of the rainforest and its peoples.
In the past few months, there has been an escalation in the number of incursions of territories traditionally occupied by artisanal fishing communities in Brazil, according to the Bishops’ Conference’s Fishermen Pastoral Council (CPP).