Official figures show 78,383 forest fires have been recorded in Brazil this year, the highest number of any year since 2013.
The pope denounced the exploitation of the Amazon by "huge international economic interests" in a 2015 encyclical.Read more: ABS-CBN News
Pope Francis worries about Amazon fires‘We pray that, with everyone’s commitment, they may be tamed as soon as possible,’ Pope Francis says.
Pope Francis fears for Amazon, planet's 'vital lung'He urges the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to pray for the fires to be extinguished as quickly as possible.
Plane crash in Ecuador's Amazon region kills 4The civil aviation authority launches an investigation to determine the cause of the plane crash.
A firefighting Supertanker plane from the US is helping in the Amazon rainforestBolivia just got a huge helping hand in the fight to keep raging fires in the Amazon rainforest at bay. I would say 'Bolivia hired the supertanker'. Because the way you say it, it seems to be free, and it isn't!
Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat Amazon firesThe fires in the world's largest rainforest have sparked protests around the planet and ignited a war of words between Jair Bolsonaro and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron
Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say Environment al organizations and researchers say the wildfires blazing in the Brazil ian rainforest were set by cattle ranchers and loggers who want to clear and utilize the land, emboldened by the country's pro-business president.