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  • Pope announces Synod of Bishops for Pan-Amazon region

    Pope announces Synod of Bishops for Pan-Amazon region

    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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  • Logo for Pope Francis’s pending trip to Peru features “United by Hope”

    Logo for Pope Francis’s pending trip to Peru features “United by Hope”

    On Saturday the Vatican released the official logo for Pope Francis’s upcoming January 2018 visit to Peru, the fifth most populous Latin American nation. It features an image of Francis over a map of the country, symbolizing his “closeness”, hands raised in prayer, praise and joy for the visit, as well as the trip’s motto, “United by Hope.”

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  • Pope tells Peru ahead of trip: Imitate the saints, work for unity

    Pope tells Peru ahead of trip: Imitate the saints, work for unity

    In a video released by the Archbishop of Lima, Juan Luis Cipriani, Pope Francis invites all Peruvians to follow the “great saints” of Peru, who always worked for unity. He also invited them to look to the future with hope, rather than with bitterness or skepticism. The message echoes the legacy of two great Peruvian saints, St. Rose of Lima and St. Martín de Porres.

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  • Why isn’t Francis going to Argentina? Maybe he has bigger fish to fry

    Why isn’t Francis going to Argentina? Maybe he has bigger fish to fry

    When the Vatican recently announced yet another papal trip to Latin America without a stop in the pontiff’s native Argentina, speculation again made the rounds about why Francis isn’t going home. Perhaps it’s time for everyone, Argentines especially, to take a breath and consider that perhaps he simply has bigger fish to fry.

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  • Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

    Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

    Founded in 1966, the Italian-Latin American International Organization seeks to increase “economic, social, scientific, technological and cultural cooperation” between Latin American countries and Italy. Commemorating the organization’s 50th anniversary, Pope Francis said that to achieve the goal of promoting development and cooperation, the organization must first identify the potential of Latin American countries, who are “rich in history, culture, natural resources” and “good and caring” people.

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  • Pope Francis to visit Chile and Peru in 2018

    Pope Francis to visit Chile and Peru in 2018

    The Vatican confirmed on Monday that Pope Francis will be visiting Chile and Peru next January. This will be his sixth visit to Latin America, and once again, the Argentine pontiff is skipping his home country of Argentina.

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