Pope’s Amazon message is to empower lay people and avoid clericalism

Pope’s Amazon message is to empower lay people and avoid clericalism A wooden cross is seen in front of a Catholic church as a fire burns a tract of the Amazon jungle being cleared by loggers and farmers CNS photo/Ricardo Moraes, Reuters
A few years ago I was invited by Fr Seán Deegan, a Kiltegan priest, to conduct workshops in the Diocese of Juina in the Mato Grosso, Brazil.  This Amazonian diocese has 140,000 Catholics scattered over a region one and a half times the size of Ireland. It has 19 priests, some of whom are on loan.…
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