RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On October 6th, bishops from nine countries that contain parts of the rain forest will bring to Pope Francis (and hundreds of colleagues) the desires of traditional people in the region, opening an important debate on the role of the Catholic Church in preparing a project for the future of the world's most important ecosystem.

It is the Amazon Synod. Last week, more than 60 Pan-Amazonian bishops gathered in Belém, State . . .

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