Seeking an Indigenous Face for the Church
The Saturday afternoon briefing concluded the first week of discussions on the Synod for the Amazon and saw the participation of four speakers on the podium: two bishops, a woman religious, and a deacon, reported Vatican News.
The Prefect of the Dicastery for Communications, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, began by providing a summary of the themes discussed during the morning interventions. These included interreligious, ecumenical and intercultural dialogue, respect for cultures, and the rights of indigenous people to live their own lifestyle.
The Prefect recalled the words of Pope Saint John Paul II when he visited Manaus in 1991, regarding how the Church