The working document for the Amazon Synod has been controversial—just not in Brazil
America · 20/09/2019
Since its release in June, the instrumentum laboris or working document for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region has provoked fierce criticism from some segments of the Catholic Church, with responses from influential cardinals and petitions against it circulating on the internet.[…] Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno, the archbishop of Huancayo in south-central Peru, stepped forward to defend the working document of the synod in an article published by La Civiltà Cattolica in July as “an expression of the voice of the people of God.” […]
Rivolgendosi ai popoli indigeni amazzonici, papa Francesco ha detto loro: «La Chiesa non è aliena dalla vostra problematica e dalla vostra vita, non vuole essere estranea al vostro modo di vivere e di organizzarvi. Abbiamo bisogno che i popoli originari...