NATAL, Brazil, September 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A liberation theologian told an audience that they must “seize” the Pan-Amazonian Synod.
Video footage has emerged of Domincian priest Carlos Alberto Libanio Christo, better known as Frei Betto, 75, telling an audience at the 11th National Summit for Faith and Politics this July that it would be better not to “propose liberation theology” in order to achieve their goals at the synod.
“There is one issue that can be a gateway for the mobilization of many people: let’s not start by speaking of liberation theology straight away; this scares people,” he said, speaking in Portuguese.
“Let’s start by talking about social-environmental issues.”
He added: “We need to mobilize and seize the Pan-Amazonian Synod, which is a synod of the greatest importance.”
The video concludes with Frei Betto, who once advised for the now disgraced former President of Brazil, Lula de Silva, saying that the synod would “anger the Bolsonaro government.” ….
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