Pope Sends Message to Ecological Group

posted Sep 17, 2014, 9:21 AM by Vidal Martinez

On September 11, Pope Francis sent a message to the Ecclesial Pan-Amazonian Network in Brasilia, Brazil. According to the Vatican, the Pope, referring to his apostolic exhortation “Evangelii gaudium”, remarks that the participants in the meeting respond to the crucial challenge of “living together, of mingling, of meeting, of taking each other's hands, of supporting each other, of participating in this chaotic and high tide so that it may be transformed into a true experience of fraternity, a cavalcade of solidarity, a holy pilgrimage."

The Vatican goes on to say that in his message, Pope Francis expresses his joy at seeing the results of his appeal for the creation of an innovative network dedicated specifically to ecological matters related to the Amazon and his hopes for the outcome of the initiative. He also takes the opportunity to remind those present that the network must be rich in humanity--a network not of threads, but of people.