The Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region seeks to identify new paths of evangelization, especially for indigenous people, and highlights the vital role the region plays in the health of the planet.
Between October 6 and October 27, 2019, bishops and representatives from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela, and Suriname will gather with Pope Francis in Rome.
Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis has offered the church a way to answer the question about change that, I believe, is so important and obvious that we sometimes overlook it, and that is his emphasis on synodality.
Grace on the Margins: In my time in Rome in October, I frequently heard the synod fathers lament the degrading treatment of the Amazon and the indigenous in the region, particularly women. Yet none of them seemed conscious about the root of all of this suffering: patriarchy itself.