Territorial borders pose challenge for Catholic Church in Amazon basin

Posted July 19, 2018 6:24 pm by Editor

Territorial borders pose challenge for Catholic Church in Amazon basin

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru – On a Sunday night in early July, four men – two of them indigenous – were brutally murdered in Assis, a tiny Brazilian town on the border with Peru.Far from the two countries’ capital cities, the killings, apparently part of a turf war between a national drug-running gang and a local rival, did not make the national news.But for a local pastoral team, they were an all-too-familiar reminder of the challenges of ministry on the border, some 140 miles from this city where Pope Francis met with nearly 2,000 indigenous people in January.”The border is a

Read more... http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheCatholicRegister

Send this to a friend