In battle for Amazon, church officials unite with indigenous communities

March 28, 2019
By Rhina Guidos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic Church has been present in the Amazon for centuries, but that presence has not come without errors, said Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno. One of those errors is the way it once approached the region’s indigenous communities, he told a news conference during a seminar to discuss how the church and indigenous communities can respond to environmental threats.