Chile bishops urge talks to end protests, injustice country faces

Chile's bishops called for national dialogue and an end to the violence that has wracked the country for the past month.

Amazon governors, meeting after synod, support 'green economy'

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.

'We are all responsible': Bishop urges lifestyle change to protect Amazon

Solutions to environmental problems discussed at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon must involve not just Amazonian nations, but countries in Europe and North America, bishops said.

Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

Proposals for Amazonian development made by well-known observers at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon could conflict with the expectations of indigenous people unless they are included in decision-making, some synod participants said.