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Pope asks rainforest bishop to help on encyclical

10 April 2014 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt | Comments: 0

Pope Francis has invited Erwin Kräutler, Bishop of Xingu in the Brazilian rainforest, to assist him with his next encyclical on the environment, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt. Bishop Kräutler, who met with the Pope on 4 April, has been a leading advocate for the rights of Brazil’s indigenous peoples for more than 30 years, and is president of the Church’s Indigenous Missionary Council. The Pope had wanted first-hand information concerning the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest and the threat to the local indigenous population, Bishop Kräutler told the Austrian daily Salzburger Nachrichten. “I first of all informed the Pope that the constitutional rights of the indigenous peoples in Brazil were  once again massively being called into question,&r ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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