Pope Francis with indigenous peoples at the Amazon Synod
By Jules Gomes, Church Militant, July 1, 2020
Marxist cardinal heads new ecclesial body
VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – Amazonian bishops have created a transnational ecclesial conference in the first, significant phase of implementing the proposals of the 2019 Amazon Synod and Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia (“Beloved Amazon”).
The Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (ECA) will promote synodality, foster integral ecology, affirm Amazonian identity and respond to “the cries of the poor and of Mother Earth,” announced a June 29 statement signed by CELAM (Latin American Episcopal Council) president Abp. Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte and REPAM (Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network) president Cdl. Cláudio Hummes.
The new pan-Amazonian body covering Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela and French Guiana, aims to “outline the Amazonian face of this Church” and “continue the task of finding new paths for the evangelizing mission.” …