Synod on the Amazon
The Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region is scheduled to meet in Rome from October 6–27. Pope Francis announced in 2017 that it would work “to identify new paths for the evangelization of God's people in that region,” specifically the indigenous peoples who are experiencing the destruction and exploitation of their natural environment and live “often forgotten and without the prospect of a serene future.” The Amazon, roughly the size of the 48 contiguous United States, with a population of 2.8 million divided among approximately 400 tribes, includes parts of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela, and Surinam, all countries where most of the population is Roman Catholic.
Find resources for information on the Synod by clicking here.
In particular, read and share our two-page bulletins called One Amazon, Many Voices, which examine topics to be discussed at the Synod and their connections to the lived experiences of Maryknoll Missioners.
Find One Amazon, Many Voices online at http://bit.ly/OAMV2019