Comboni Missionaries' Team

Brazil: Indigenous People, the risk of extinction

Miners, loggers, developers invade indigenous lands. With them came violence and diseases. Consolata Missionary Brother Carlo Zacquini was ministering among the Yanomami people in a remote area of Brazil, near the border with Venezuela, when gold miners invaded their lands. After a violent confrontation in which miners killed four Indians and the Yanomami killed four …

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Amazon Synod: To proclaim the Gospel in Wapishana

Language is more than just a way of communicating. It opens a window into indigenous cultures and enables to help indigenous people maintain their identity. In an open-sided circular building beside the Catholic chapel in this Amerindian village, Scarboro Father Ron MacDonell was explaining how the tongue, the teeth and the vocal cords work together …

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