- Apr 9, 2020
As the coronavirus spreads through South America, Catholic Church leaders are calling urgently for governments to protect indigenous people.
A Spanish-born Jesuit who dedicated his life to the study of Paraguay’s Guarani people died one day shy of his 87th birthday.
Invoking the Christian God as the source of political power, while commonplace in many countries, is a radical departure in Bolivia after Evo Morales’s 14-year tenure.
Addressing concerns about a proposed Amazonian rite in the Catholic Church, an indigenous participant at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon called on Catholics to soften their hearts and understand the needs of Catholics in the region.
The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is calling Catholics to an ecological conversion in their personal lives and in the church throughout the world, a theologian participating in the synod said.
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.