Pope chooses 2019 Synod of Bishops on Amazon theme, appoints council

March 8, 2018
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

ROME — Pope Francis has chosen the theme and appointed members of the preparatory council for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region, which will take place in Rome in October 2019.

The theme, the Vatican announced March 8, is “The Amazon: New paths for the Church and for an integral ecology.”

The pope also named 18 members for the pre-synod council that will collaborate with the secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops in preparing for the special assembly next year.