Tag: Amazon region

Bishops praise Bolivians who seize drug-trafficking plane at airstrip

Bishops praise Bolivians who seize drug-trafficking plane at airstrip

| Barbara Fraser | June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishops in Bolivia’s Amazon region praised residents of a small town who seized a light plane, apparently owned by drug traffickers, that had violated their ban on landing at the local airstrip.

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Church must make ‘preferential option for the Amazon,’ bishop says

Church must make ‘preferential option for the Amazon,’ bishop says

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

As tropical forests fall victim to loggers, miners and ranchers, the Catholic Church must take sides to defend the Amazon region and its people, said a bishop whose Bolivian diocese has been ravaged by fire this year.

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Vatican volume tracks church statistics

Vatican volume tracks church statistics

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest’s key role in the ecological health of the planet, but mostly because he sees pastoral needs there that require special attention.

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