- Dec 11, 2019
As political tensions mount in several countries throughout Latin America and local crises risk spinning out of control, the bishops in the region are trying desperately to get ahead of the game and calm all parties before things boil over.
Just seven months after the close of one of the highest profile criminal cases involving the Catholic Church in Peru, the prosecution lawyer has published a book accusing the defendant and his legal representation of using media to spin the facts of the case and sway public and judicial opinion.
Governors from eight Amazonian states in Brazil and Peru meeting at the Vatican agreed that the Amazon is threatened and called for a “green economy” that would allow people to generate income without destroying the forest.
Once again the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon pondered the idea of married priests Tuesday, with one prelate saying the issue is being studied from different perspectives, including that of Church doctrine.
The people of the Amazon region are glad the upcoming synod on the region will focus on indigenous peoples.
With a history of corruption at the highest levels, political woes are nothing new in Peru, however, after a recent congressional meltdown the country’s bishops have urged citizens to avoid escalation and to double-down on anti-corruption efforts.