Tag: Indigenous peoples

Bishops urge ‘robust response’ on virus for nation’s indigenous peoples

Bishops urge ‘robust response’ on virus for nation’s indigenous peoples

Three U.S. bishops said in a joint statement May 13 they are “heartbroken” that Native Americans and other indigenous people in the United States “continue to greatly suffer from the COVID-19 epidemic” and at “disproportionately high rates” compared to other U.S. communities.

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Indigenous vow to stand with Pope Francis, with each other

Indigenous vow to stand with Pope Francis, with each other

| Cindy Wooden | October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon repeatedly vowed to support, defend and accompany the region’s indigenous people.

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Inadequate formation a factor in lack of vocations, bishops say at synod

Inadequate formation a factor in lack of vocations, bishops say at synod

| October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Existing formation programs are not preparing priests and other pastoral workers to be leaders in a church with an Amazonian and indigenous face, according to bishops participating in the synod for the Amazon.

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God in all things: Synod looks at indigenous ‘theology of creation’

God in all things: Synod looks at indigenous ‘theology of creation’

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By demanding respect for the cultures of indigenous peoples, Pope Francis was not promoting pantheism, but — tapping into his Jesuit roots — urging respect for a worldview that sees God in all things.

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