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Pope’s Post-Synodal Exhortation on the Amazon to Be Presented Next Week

Title of Papal Document Is ‘Querida Amazonia’ (‘Dear Amazon’)

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Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Amazon will be presented next week.

In a statement from the Holy See Press Office today, journalists were informed that Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 , at 1 pm , there will be the presentation of the document, titled: «Querida Amazonia (‘Dear Amazon’),» in the Holy See Press Office.

The papal document is the fruit of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan- Amazonian Region, on the theme «Amazon: new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology.»

The regional synod took place in the Vatican, Oct. 6-27, 2019.

Those speaking at the presentation include Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri , Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Card. Michael Czerny, SI, Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Department for Integral Human Development, Special Secretary of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region; Father Adelson Araújo dos Santos, SI , Theologian and Professor of Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University; Sister Augusta de Oliveira , SMR , Vicar General of the Servant Sisters of Maria Riparatrici; Professor Carlos Nobre , Scientist, Nobel Prize 2007, Member of the Environmental Sciences Commission of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development.

There will also be a video contribution from Bishop David Martínez de Aguirre Guinea, OP , Bishop of the Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado, Special Secretary of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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