A look at Amazonia ahead of the October Synod of Bishops

In this video, Vatican Media presents some excerpts of video footage of the Pan-Amazon Region looking forward to the Synod of Bishops in October 2019.

The Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, will be held from Sunday 6 to Sunday 27 October 2019 in the Vatican, to reflect on the theme: “Amazonia: new pathways for the Church and for an integral ecology”.

Pope Francis first announced the synod on 15 October 2017.  The idea of such a synod was born out of his 2015 environmental encyclical “Laudato Sì – On Care for Our Common Home”, which calls for action on global warming and pinpoints the Pan-Amazon Region as an area of vital importance.

14 May 2019, 14:23