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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service May 19, 2020
Catholic bishops from South America are warning that the pandemic will engender "a humanitarian and environmental tragedy" is something is not done to alleviate conditions particularly in the Amazon basin.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service April 24, 2020
The needs of the indigenous peoples in South America are especially urgent during this time of pandemic and eight bishops of Peru's Amazon region are pointing this out.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service April 08, 2020
Hospitals and funeral homes in Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city, are overwhelmed by the rising number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, said Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service October 29, 2019
In a daylong meeting at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Oct. 28, the governors made short presentations about steps they are taking toward sustainable development and problems they face.
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Barbara Fraser - Catholic News Service October 24, 2019

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Deforestation, land grabbing and climate change -- life-and-death issues raised at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon -- also are wreaking havoc in Central America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific islands.

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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."