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11th February 2020
Amazon Exhortation Querida Amazonia
12th February 2020

Pope’s Exhortation on Amazon Synod Due This Week

Pope Francis will release his eagerly-awaited document on the Amazon on Wednesday 12 February.

The document, which is entitled Querida Amazonia (Dear Amazon), will contain Pope Francis’ own reflections about the three-week long meeting of Amazonian bishops he presided over last October.

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, and Cardinal Michael Czerny, special secretary of the Amazon synod, will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to present the document.

Several others will also speak, including Father Adelson Araújo dos Santos, a theologian and professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University and participant in the Amazon synod.

The Synod of Bishops on the Amazon was a meeting of bishops and advisors, convened at the Vatican from 6 – 27 October 2019, to discuss ecological, political, and pastoral issues for the Church in the Amazon region, which spans across nine countries in South America.