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Pope Francis hospital ship.

'Pope Francis' hospital boat delivers aid to pandemic-hit Amazon

Jul 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A hospital boat named after Pope Francis has been delivering medical aid along the Amazon River as rural communities struggle... Read more

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes arrives for the afternoon session of the Amazon Synod, October 8, 2019.

New Amazon region 'ecclesial conference' created

Jun 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following a recommendation by the Amazon synod, a new “ecclesial conference” for the Amazon region was created Monday.  Read more

The Peruvian Amazon.

Meet the priest who serves an unlikely community in Peru's Amazon

Jan 19, 2018

Fr. Pablo Zabala is a 70-year old Spanish priest, who serves in a remote part of the world: the Peruvian... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted by a crowd at Padre Aldamiz International Airport in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Jan. 19, 2018.

Amazon not a 'no man's land', but a treasure, Pope Francis says

Jan 19, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis visited one of Peru's most biodiverse regions Friday, telling its inhabitants that while remote, their land is not... Read more