- Aug 3, 2020
Pope Francis has chosen Brazil’s Cardinal Claudio Hummes to serve as relator general of next year’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.
Peruvian authorities are investigating the death of British De La Salle Brother Paul McAuley, whose burned body was found April 2 in a home he founded for indigenous students in Iquitos, in the northeastern Amazonian region.
The Catholic Church has been present in the Amazon for centuries, but that presence has not come without errors, said Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno.
Women have increasingly participated as leaders at the national and international level in the Amazon’s environmental activist circles.
Religious leaders in Colombia promised to step up efforts to prevent the destruction of rainforests in the South American country, as they launched a coalition known as the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative.
Peru’s bishops have called for guarantees of “constitutional rule of law and an honorable, honest and independent judicial system” as the country faces a widening corruption scandal.