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

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

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