“The great missionary proclamation must continue… “, Querida Amazonia


“The Church is called to journey alongside the people of the Amazon region. The journey continues, and missionary efforts, if they are to develop a Church with an Amazonian face. But for this incarnation of the Church and the Gospel to be possible, the great missionary proclamation must continue to resound.”

Pope Francis wrote this passage in paragraph 61 of his new Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia, the magisterial text inspired by the work of the Synod which took place in Rome between 6 and 27 October and which ended with a document entitled Amazonia: new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology.

Among the Synod participants where five Redemptorist Missionaries, all from the Pan-Amazon Region: Very Rev. Jose Amarildo Luciano da Silva, C.Ss.R., Vice-Provincial Superior of Manaus, Brazil; Most Rev. Waldo Ruben Barrionueva Ramírez, C.Ss.R., Bishop of Reyes, Bolivia; Most Rev. Francisco Antonio Ceballos Escobar, C.Ss.R., Bishop of Puerto Carreño, Colombia; Most Rev. Zenildo Luiz Pereira da Siloa, C.Ss.R., Bishop of Borba, Brazil; Most Rev. Marian Marek Piątek, C.Ss.R., Bishop of Coari, Brazil. (See Scala news september 26, 2019).

Here the complete text of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhertation “Querida Amazonia” of the Holy Father Francis