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Vatican to Create Organ to Care for Amazonia, Announces Pope Francis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the closing of the meeting of bishops on the Amazon this Saturday, October 26th, Pope Francis declared that he intends to create an organ within the Vatican dedicated exclusively to care of the region.

The department should be within the Department for Integral Human Development Service, commanded by Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana.

Francisco said that the Amazon region is very important. "Ecological awareness is moving forward and today it is denouncing a path of forced exploitation and corruption. Amazonia is one of the most important points of this. A symbol, I would say," he . . .

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