Querida Amazonia

On 12th February 2020, Pope Francis released
his apostolic exhortation on the Amazon Synod.
In this exhortation entitled "Querida Amazonia," he speaks of four great dreams that the Amazon region inspires in him.

"I dream of an Amazon region that fights for the rights of the poor, the original peoples and the least of our brothers and sisters, where their voices can be heard and their dignity advanced.

I dream of an Amazon region that can preserve its distinctive cultural riches, where the beauty of our humanity shines forth in so many varied ways.

I dream of an Amazon region that can jealously preserve its overwhelming natural beauty and the superabundant life teeming in its rivers and forests.

I dream of Christian communities capable of generous commitment, incarnate in the Amazon region, and giving the Church new faces with Amazonian features."

Pope Francis
Querida Amazonia
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation (2020)