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Francis’ Querida Amazonia

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The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, in which the Pope resumes discussion from the last Synod dedicated to the South American region of the Amazon, has been published. It begins with “four great dreams that the Amazon region inspires in me”.

Teodoro

Amazonia/4: The treasure of a wise man

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Venezuela, on the slopes of Mount Roraima, Theodore and his Catholic people hadn’t seen a priest for a long time. The story of a casual encounter and the beginning of a friendship.

Julián de la Morena and Teodoro
In the village of Matazanis, in Chiapas, Mexico

Amazonia/3: Waiting for Jesus to knock on the door

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In Chiapas, a village of Native American farmers, several hours by jeep from "civilization". People, from the mountains, gather to welcome a priest who comes to celebrate Holy Week.

The city of San Cristóbal de las Casas
Guillermina

AMAZONIA /2: The potter and what Nietzsche could not have imagined

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Guillermina lives in Ocotlán de Morelos, Mexico. She is a craftswoman with ten children. "Clay is earth, water, fire and air, but without me it's nothing. When I have a mass of clay, I pray and do not use moulds.” This is what her work teaches her.

Ruins of the Zapotec civilization
Fr. Julián de la Morena in Chiapas, Mexico

Amazonia /1: "I, modern traveller, amongst the indigenous"

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“We have come to contemplate the peoples”, said Francis, at the opening of the Synod. In a series of articles, Julián de la Morena, missionary in Latin America, recounts his encounters with indigenous Christians. Simple people, but of great human stature.

The meeting between the Pope and the Amazonian peoples in Puerto Maldonado
Monsignor Giuliano Frigeni

Giuliano Frigeni: “Our cry”

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Why is the life of indigenous peoples at the center of the Church’s attention? The interview with the Bishop of Parintins who, before participating in the October synod dedicated to the Amazon, will be at the Cultural Centre in Milan on 24th September.

Msgr. Frigeni with the Nossa Senhora das Graças kids.

The Amazon: Finding Beauty in Nature

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The bishop of Parintins tells us about the Our Lady of Graces Education Center’s Youth Vacation. The students were invited to take several days to learn about Pope Francis’ Laudato si’ in preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops.