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The Synod of the Amazon

Personally, I believe that for those who are born or live in the Amazon, the Pan-Amazon Synod was a time of kairos, for all our communities to see how much the Church, led by Pope Francis, is interested in listening to us and knowing more about our reality, to better serve God’s people here. I have no doubt that it was the Holy Spirit that inspired the idea of calling a synod to reflect on the urgent need to save the Amazon biome, and by extension the entire planet, from the threats of destruction that come from misguided policies and huge predatory economic projects which only aim for immediate profits for a few.

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The author is a Brazilian Jesuit and the current director of the San Pietro Favre Center for the formation of formators. He is also a professor at the Institute of Spirituality, Gregorian University, Rome.