Synod on the Amazon - Latest News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Synod on the Amazon - Latest News
Feb 12, 2020 - 11:30 am .- German Church leaders have offered markedly distinct responses to Querida Amazonia, the apostolic exhortation on the Amazon region released by Pope Francis Feb. 12.
Feb 12, 2020 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis has highlighted the need for spiritual inculturation in the Amazon region, and praised indigenous expressions of religiosity, while pointing to the Eucharist as the central component of Christian spirituality.
Feb 12, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis published his response to the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod in an apostolic exhortation Wednesday. Despite widespread speculation following the synod, the pope does not call for married priests, but seeks to expand “horizons beyond conflicts.”
Jan 31, 2020 - 02:15 pm .- Whether he turns his attention to the furthest corner of the Amazon, or to reforming his own curia in Rome, Francis may find that all roads lead through Berlin in 2020.
Jan 13, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- What the two reactions to a new book from Benedict point to is a fault-line, not for or against Pope Francis, but about the actual terms of the debate the pope is now weighing.
Oct 26, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- The Amazon synod final document, published Saturday, laid out the need to define “ecological sins” while calling the Church to walk new paths of “integral conversion.”
Aug 21, 2019 - 02:51 pm .- A long-time missionary bishop of the Amazon River delta has said that the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the region does not address the actual problems faced by the Church in the region.
Aug 9, 2019 - 06:38 am .- The ordination to the priesthood of mature, married men, sometimes called viri probati, is among the topics to be addressed at October’s Amazon synod but is “absolutely not” one of the principle themes of the meeting, Pope Francis said.
Jul 4, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The recent history of Church synods suggests that the results of the Amazon meeting will likely not match the intensity of the rhetoric preceding it. But the rhetoric- and what it can teach us about the state of the Church - matters.
Jun 17, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The working document for the special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-amazonian region, released Monday, recommends study of the possibility of ordaining married men in remote areas for the priesthood.
Mar 8, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Vatican officials have said there are no plans to discuss changing the matter of the Eucharist during an upcoming synod for the pan-Amazonian region of South America.
Nov 30, 2018 - 10:32 am .- According to the president of the Pontifical Mission Societies, there is a clear link between next October’s focus on missionary work and the synod on the Amazon that makes the convergence of the two events fortuitous.

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