VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) – Indigenous rituals and political protest merged with the popular devotion of the Stations of the Cross Saturday morning in Rome. Over 250 delegates at the Amazon Synod took part in the procession, with banners and signs marking what they deem the pain and injustice felt by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. Bishops, priests,
Amazon, a Talismanic Word Amazon is one of the talismanic words of our age. The international media launched it in 1992, during the fifth centenary of the discovery of America and the 1992 Rio Earth Summit — the first world conference of heads of state on the environment – and re-launched it in recent weeks.