Amazonia

Vicente Canas, right
A retired Brazilian police commissioner was last week sentenced to over 14 years in prison for the aggravated murder of Spanish Jesuit Brother Vicente Cañas in the Amazonian Mato Grosso region in 1987.Ronaldo Antonio Osmar is the last survivor of a group six men originally accused of the killing of Br Cañas who was ambushed while bathing in the River Juruena close to the hut in which he was then living.A trail in 2006 of three accused collapsed through lack of evidence.  Defendants at that...
Jesuits in Guyana are joining others who work across the vast Amazonian rainforest to protect the world’s largest eco-system – and its peoples – from destruction. In January, Jesuits who work in this region of the world launched the Pan-Amazonian Project in Manaus, Brazil. And this week saw the gathering in Rome of a new international network: the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM). This was established last year in Brazil and consists of bishops whose territories include Amazon regions,...