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  • Pope announces Synod of Bishops for Pan-Amazon region

    Pope announces Synod of Bishops for Pan-Amazon region

    • Oct 15, 2017

    Pope Francis on Sunday announced that he’s calling a special Synod of Bishops in October 2019 for the Pan-Amazon region in Latin America, meaning the countries of the Amazon — Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Perú, Venezuela and Surinam. It’s the first time Francis has called a synod for a specific region, something that St. John Paul II used to do to signal a special concern.

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