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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service October 17, 2019
Proposals for Amazonian development made by well-known observers at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon could conflict with the expectations of indigenous people unless they are included in decision-making, some synod participants said.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service October 10, 2019
"Our Christian faith and the church teach us to seek and to find God in all things, as St. Ignatius says in the Spiritual Exercises. There is no pantheism in this."
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service October 03, 2019
Catholic church leaders in Peru have called for an end to political corruption in that country in the aftermath of President Martin Vizcarra's act to dissolve Congress, which subsequently led to a vote to have him removed from office.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service July 15, 2019
For more than three decades, Juscelina Silva Batista's life has followed the rise and fall of the Amazon River.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service July 15, 2019
"People used to live there," said Joana Gomes da Silva, pointing to the cluster of skeletal trunks and branches. "It was a very pretty house. It's underwater now."
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service July 12, 2019
Although slavery as an institution no longer exists, forms of forced labor persist in the country.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service July 10, 2019
With the miners came violence and diseases like malaria, to which the relatively isolated Indians had no resistance. In one village, no one survived. In others, as many as one-third of the villagers succumbed, some to disease and others to malnutrition.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service May 08, 2019
According to Catholic relief agencies, indigenous families, such as the Warao, have been forced to flee to Venezuala from Brazil, because of environmental and economic hardships.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service September 05, 2018
A year after Pope Francis urged Colombians to build unity and a nation for all after more than half a century of conflict, the country's Catholic Church continues to play a key role in the quest for reconciliation.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service July 19, 2018
On a Sunday night in early July, four men -- two of them indigenous -- were brutally murdered in Assis, a tiny Brazilian town on the border with Peru.