By Deborah Castellano Lubov

Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Amazon will be presented next week.

In a statement from the Holy See Press Office today, journalists were informed that Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 , at 1 pm , there will be the presentation of the document, titled: “Querida Amazonia (‘Dear Amazon’),” in the Holy See Press Office.

The papal document is the fruit of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan- Amazonian Region, on the theme “Amazon: new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology.”

The regional synod took place in the Vatican, Oct. 6-27, 2019.

Those speaking at the presentation include Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri , Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Card. Michael Czerny, SI, Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Department for Integral Human Development, Special Secretary of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region; Father Adelson Araújo dos Santos, SI , Theologian and Professor of Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University; Sister Augusta de Oliveira , SMR , Vicar General of the Servant Sisters of Maria Riparatrici; Professor Carlos Nobre , Scientist, Nobel Prize 2007, Member of the Environmental Sciences Commission of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development.

There will also be a video contribution from Bishop David Martínez de Aguirre Guinea, OP , Bishop of the Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado, Special Secretary of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region.

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