Brazilian church commission examines mining’s impact on local communities

SAO PAULO, Brazil — The Brazilian bishops’ conference has established a commission to assist dioceses and prelatures in areas where mining operations are harming communities and the environment. Meeting since December, the Special Commission on Mining and Integral Ecology is preparing to address Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to allow mining and other development projects […]

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Mixed reactions to Querida Amazonia from Brazilian bishops

SÃO PAULO – The post-synodal apostolic exhortation published by Pope Francis on Feb. 12 generated mixed reactions from the Brazilian episcopate. While some expected more radical transformations, other bishops believe the document reaffirmed the paths for change that had been opened with the preparatory works for the October 2019 Pan-Amazon synod. The exhortation Querida Amazonia […]

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