Vatican "Prime" – Pope Calls Synod for the Amazon (The Forest, That Is)

Posted October 15, 2017 9:36 am by Editor

Vatican "Prime" – Pope Calls Synod for the Amazon (The Forest, That Is)

At the Angelus which wrapped up this morning’s canonization of 35 saints – mostly martyrs from indigenous communities in Mexico and Brazil – the Pope took the liberty of making yet another surprise announcement, here translated into English:Welcoming the desire of some Episcopal Conferences of Latin America, as well as the voices of pastors and faithful from other parts of the world, I have decided to convoke a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, which will take place in Rome in October 2019. The principal scope of this gathering is to set out new ways

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