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Pope fears for Amazon, the planet's 'vital lung'

25.8.2019

Pope fears for Amazon , the planet's 'vital lung'

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday voiced concern for the Amazon rainforest, a "vital" lung for the planet, as the worst blazes in years have sparked a global outcry. "We are concerned about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon," the pope told the faithful at the Vatican. "That forest lung is vital for our planet." He urged the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to pray for the fires to be extinguished as quickly as possible. Official figures show 78,383 forest fires have been recorded in Brazil this year, the highest number of any year since 2013. The Argentine pope, who will gather bishops for a conference on the Amazon in October, met Brazilian indigenous leader Raoni in 2013 when he toured Europe warning of the dangers of deforestation. The pope denounced the exploitation of the Amazon by "huge international economic interests" in a 2015 encyclical. In January 2018 he visited Puerto Maldonado village in the Amazonian jungle of southeastern Peru where thousands of tribespeople had gathered, including from neighboring Brazil and Bolivia. The Catholic Church acknowledges the bloody history of the spread of Christianity through South America and that it has not always respected Amazon tribes. Today it is committed to numerous projects to support indigenous populations. 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.



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