Synod on the Amazon

Pre-Synod pan-Amazonian consultation, procession to church
The small community of St Ignatius village near Lethem in the Guyanese interior hosted a once in a generation event last week.  This was the much-heralded pre-synod consultation meeting of the eastern region of Amazonia.Pope Francis announced the Synod on the Amazon in January, after expressing grave concern for the indigenous peoples and the ecology of the region.  The pope appointed a pre-synod council to prepare consultation documents which are analyzed to inform the synod working...
Cardinal Hummes (r) with Pablo Mora SJ in Guyana in 2016
Fr Jim Conway SJ is returning to Guyana this week to help run the pre-synod meeting of the eastern region of Amazonia. Pope Francis announced the Synod on the Amazon following his trip in January to Porto Maldonado in Peru, when he expressed grave concern for the indigenous peoples and the ecology of the Amazon region.  The pope appointed a pre-synod council to prepare consultation documents to which interested groups respond, and which are analyzed to inform the synod working...