- Jul 12, 2020
Pope Francis’s highly anticipated document on the Amazon, released on Wednesday, bypasses two hot-button issues looming over its publication.
Faith issues surround politics in Bolivia.
At the close of their annual general assembly, the Central American bishops criticized Mexico’s new anti-immigration policies and rose to Pope Francis’s defense amid what they said have been false and hostile attacks following the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.
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.
“Pachamama” has become the new insider Catholic version of “Who am I to judge?”, meaning a single word or phrase which, immediately upon utterance in front of another Catholic, whatever comes across their face will tell you everything you need to know about where he or she stands.
Saying he was speaking as the “Bishop of Rome,” meaning the head of the local church in the Eternal City, Pope Francis requested “pardon” Friday from anyone who was offended by the theft of the indigenous statues of a naked pregnant woman and their being thrown into the Tiber River.