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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Brazil, Sept. 10, 2019. During a high-level meeting at the United Nations Sept 23, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said, "We all recognize how important forests are for the whole world and indeed for the very future of humanity: they are the world's most reliable renewable resource and are essential for integral human development." (CNS/Reuters/Bruno Kelly)