Reports by Small Working Groups Confirm Concerns About Synod

The Amazon Synod is moving ahead quickly and safely in the direction set by its promoters and organizers. Although with different nuances, the Synod Fathers appear to agree substantially on the proposals to present in the final document. Indeed, the reports by the Small Working Groups delivered to the General Secretary of the Synod, and


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – Porto Velho After driving all day yesterday and almost all of today, the caravan arrived back in Brazil at the city of Porto Velho. We started our first campaign in several days at around 4 p.m. After collecting a little more than 1,200 new names, the campaign finished at sunset.

A Marxist Saint? The Brazilian Bishops’ Strange Proposal for the Synod

On the eve of the Pan Amazon Synod, two hundred Brazilian bishops have signed a letter asking Pope Francis to recognize Ezechiele Ramin, an Italian Comboni missionary, as a martyr. Ramin died in an ambush in 1985 while involved in a farm invasion with militants of the MST (Landless Workers Movement). The Brazilian bishops consider


Monday, July 15, 2019 – Porto Velho: Eighth day of Caravan We started off our second week of caravan strong. In Porto Velho, we started campaign mid-morning and over the course of four hours, collected more than 2,100 signatures. The campaign was long, very hot, very hard, but as with all things, there is no

Caravan Journal – First Week

As the Caravan to collect signatures in the Amazon Region continues, Synod Watch will be publishing day-by-day impressions of the campaigns, written by an American volunteer. Monday, July 8, 2019 – Cuiabá, Brazil |First Day of Caravan Today was the start of the Caravan, launched by the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute (IPCO), that will

Brazilian President Cites Prince Bertrand’s Book. Read Environmental Madness on the Pan-Amazon Synod Watch

On June 26, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated in the German Parliament: “Just like you, I see with great concern the issue of the actions of the Brazilian president (in relation to deforestation), and if the occasion presents itself, I will take the opportunity in the G20 to have a clear discussion with him.” “I perceive