Pope to hear from indigenous about ministry, land rights in Chile, Peru

January 3, 2018
By Barbara J. Fraser
National Catholic Reporter

TEMUCO, Chile — Sergio Catalaf’s son was just 3 days old when police arrested the Mapuche Indian leader, accusing him of terrorism. He and 10 other Mapuche leaders spent 14 months in preventive detention before being acquitted in October of setting fire to a farmhouse in which an elderly couple died.