Rome, October 4, 2019
“The Special Synod for the Pan-Amazon Region is an opportunity for a true revival of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and should avoid any temptation of religious syncretism.”
The Brazilian Institute Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira has issued this appeal to the Synod Fathers, who will gather in Rome from October 6 to 27.
This morning, Institute representative Nelson Barretto, delivered 22,000 signatures to the Vatican. The petitions were collected over the summer for this purpose by members of Youth Action, young Institute volunteers who traveled vast areas of the Amazon region for twenty days.
In a letter to Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops, Adolpho Lindenberg, President of the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute, recalled the heroic and meritorious work that the Church carried out in America over the centuries, and highlighted how Brazil has always been called “Land of the Holy Cross.”
“Most people in the Amazon area” – states Adolpho Lindenberg – “are asking the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops not to act as a sounding board for theories that are far from having the approval of the scientific community, and which could plunge this huge territory into social and economic backwardness.”
Lindenberg adds: “As our young volunteers have been able to verify, these theories, though widely promoted by the powerful of this world such as the United Nations, numerous and extremely ideological NGOs and major media, do not represent the common sentiment of the man in the street in the Amazon region.”
October 5 Conference Program: https://panamazonsynodwatch.info/it/2019/08/29/convegno-internazionale-sul-sinodo-panamazzonico/