- Dec 1, 2020
Indigenous people risk losing their native languages.
By convening a special synod on the Amazon at the Vatican in October, Pope Francis will be giving greater exposure to the Church’s deep concern for the people and the ecosystem on which they depend.
People along the Amazon basin try to survive after a dam project upended their fishing industry.
People being displaced by industry in the Amazon struggle to survive in cities.
Two U.S. prelates have weighed in on the upcoming Synod on the Amazon, offering different takes on married priests.
When the bishops from the Amazon region gather in Rome next October, they will discuss the ordination of “elderly people,” preferably indigenous, to guarantee that the remote communities in the region have access to the sacraments.