Must-read: I was at the Amazon synod. Here are its three significant lessons

Mauricio López Oropeza, executive secretary of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network, was a member of the pre-synod council for the Synod of Bishops of the Pan-Amazonian Region, and he served as an auditor at the synod. He writes in America Magazine:

At the Amazon synod and in the post-synodal apostolic exhortation, 'Querida Amazonia' - we have witnessed a number of unprecedented elements that have had an unexpected impact on our Catholic tradition at the local, regional and universal levels. We have also seen the effect of the synod on popular opinion worldwide. Hopefully, these elements will result in ongoing change for the whole church and the world in our pursuit of the kingdom of justice and peace.

The Amazon synod, in my opinion, wrought three significant changes in our way of proceeding.

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(Thanks to Julian Filochowski for flagging up this must-read article)

Tags: Amazon Synod, Amazon, Pope Francis, Mauricio López Oropeza, Querida Amazonia

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