Skip to comments.Brazil President Criticizes Pope Francis for Claiming Amazon Region Belongs to Whole World
Posted on 02/15/2020 6:11:38 PM PST by marshmallow
'Pope Francis said yesterday the Amazon is his, the world's, everyone's. Well, the pope may be Argentinian, but God is Brazilian.'
February 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has seemingly criticized Pope Francis for asserting in his exhortation released this week that the Amazon region belongs to people other than the nations among which the territory is spread.
Speaking yesterday, Bolsonaro said: Pope Francis said yesterday the Amazon is his, the worlds, everyones. Well, the pope may be Argentinian, but God is Brazilian.
In section 5 of Querida Amazonia, published on Wednesday, Pope Francis stated that he was addressing his exhortation on the Amazon region to the whole world. He wrote: I am doing so to help awaken their affection and concern for that land which is also ours, and to invite them to value it and acknowledge it as a sacred mystery.
Bolsonaro has spoken out forcefully in the past against suggestions that the Amazon belongs to the whole world. Speaking at the United Nations in New York last year, he said: It is a fallacy to say that the Amazon is the heritage of humankind, and a misconception, as confirmed by scientists, to say that our Amazonian forests are the lungs of the world.
When Bolsonaro was elected in 2018, Catholics and pro-life campaigners described him as someone who could turn Brazil from being a promoter of the Culture of Death to a defender of the Culture of Life.
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Well then so does the Vatican using that logic. Tear down your wall.
catholic now equal Communist?
Seems like it.
The current occupant of the chair of Peter is a fraud.
From what I read in the Catholic caucus forum you’re right. They don’t like him much either.
I finally punted. John Paul II and Benedict kept me with the program, even while I realized I was nothing but a number in the weekly mass attendance figure.
So, after much reflection, goodbye RC, hello LCMS. Along the way, I discovered that confessional Lutheran theology makes a lot more sense, at least to my mind.
Who will make Catholicism great again?
Consider that under Bolsonaro plans were announced to revise textbooks in public schools in order to eliminate references to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, socialism consistently opposed while promoting national sovereignty, parents called on to consider telling their teenage children to wait until adulthood to have sex, and a chastity campaign sponsored by evangelical Christians supported.
Meanwhile Pope Francis just held an informal meeting with former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula. In 2018, Pope Francis met with allies of Lula in Rome,and also wrote to him giving him his blessing
Lula was arrested in April of 2018 because of corruption charges and subsequently sentenced to twelve years imprisonment.
And as president Lula had strongly supported the cause of homosexuals in Brazil and issued a legislative reform initiative securing abortion as a human right, while imposing socialist and homosexual ideologies in schools and in the media.
He’s not a geography or language major? Who knew.
Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish.
You are always a Catholic since you are a baptized and confirmed Catholic. You’re just an inactive one. You will be back.
I believe the roots are in the laity; just like the roots of Trump’s success are in the general public.
The ImPopester is a Marxist.
Workers of the world unite.
Good choice! As an ex-Catholic LCMS believer, Im glad I made the switch - even more in recent years!
Well, one thing I will say is that I don’t fit the image of “embittered ex-Catholic,” and I’ve certainly known a few.
However, sola fide, sola scriptura just makes more sense to me. Normally, nearly all my reading is about history, but I’ve been dipping into theology in recent years. In the process I discovered that my most firmly held religious beliefs were more closely aligned with confessional Lutheranism than the faith I was raised in.
Again, that doesn’t make me an angry lapsed Catholic. It’s just that I’m more comfortable with justification by faith alone, believing that justification by faith and works can lead us astray into attitudes like the smug Pharisee in Luke 18. This is so much my favorite of Jesus’ parables that it’s at times almost like an obsession.
In other words “don’t be like that Pharisee” — a powerful lesson for an era of narcissism and virtue signaling.
Another Catholic doctrine from which I feel liberated is purgatory, which is just screamingly unbiblical. There are others.
My family did the same 15 years ago, it was like going back to the Church of my childhood...
Pope Francis said yesterday the Amazon is his, the worlds, everyones. Well, the pope may be Argentinian, but God is Brazilian.
Classic mike drop of the day. Tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) Quotefall answer in advance!
How long had the queers been working to put one of their own on the Papal throne?
Pope Trump I
Well, as for me, I highly doubt it.
Actually, there is no doubt about it.
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