Amazon synod to take church into uncharted territory?

The people who wrote this apparently have very high regard for their boss, quoting him as sufficient authority for apparently heavy changes to come:

Indigenous peoples “have much to teach us” (Evangelii Gaudium 198).

In their love for their land and their relationship with the ecosystem, they know
the Creator God, the source of life. “In their difficulties they know the suffering Christ” (ditto).

In their concept of a social life in dialogue, they are moved by the Holy Spirit.

How he knows that is another mystery.

For this reason, Pope Francis pointed out that “we need to let ourselves be evangelized by them” and by their cultures, and that the new evangelization implies “lending our voice to their causes, but also [we are called] to be
their friends, to listen to them, to speak for them, and to embrace the mysterious wisdom which God wishes to share with us through them” (EG 198).

Go with the hitherto unrecognized Amazonian flow.

His teachings, therefore, could set the direction of priorities for the new paths of the Church in the Amazon.

If the November synod votes his way, but he’s generally good at that.

via Preparatory Document for the Synod for the Amazon

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