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Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology

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Preparatory Document

Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology

Preamble

         In accordance with the proclamation by Pope Francis on October 15, 2017, the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, called to reflect on the theme: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology, will take place in October 2019. New paths for evangelization must be designed for and with the People of God who live in this region: inhabitants of communities and rural areas, of cities and large metropolises, people who live on river banks, migrants and displaced persons, and especially for and with indigenous peoples.[1]

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Married Priests for the Amazon

What happens when Catholic Priests father Children

Jumoké discusses Catholic Priests who have fathered children with Sarah Thomas. (15 mins)  Jan 2018

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Will the traditional link between celibacy and the priesthood be examined?

220px Hummes2006Pope Francis has chosen Brazil's Cardinal Cláudio Hummes to serve as relator general of October's Synod of Bishops on the Amazon. The nomination of the 84-year-old retired Archbishop of Sao Paulo was announced at the Vatican last weekend. The relator is responsible for providing a comprehensive outline of the synod's theme at the beginning of the meeting and for summarising the speeches of synod members before work begins on concrete proposals for the pope.

Scheduled for 6 to 27 October, the synod will focus on "Amazonia: New paths for the church and for an integral ecology".

Cardinal Hummes currently serves as president of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (Repam), a body founded by Caritas Internationalis that promotes the rights and dignity of people living in the Amazon.

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BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme interview

Alex Walker interviewed on the back of the BBC Sitcom Fleabag - 14th April 2019   https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00046pc

 

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