- Jan 20, 2021
Wherever he goes, Capuchin Father Marcelo Monti talks not only about the values of his congregation, but also about the prevention of HIV, which took the life of his sister 10 years ago. In 11 months, he has already walked 3,600 miles through six countries, but still has a long way to Quebec on the first stage of his journey.
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.