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Tag: Amazonian bishops

  • Saturday, October 12th 2019 - 09:40 UTC

    Vatican considering giving laywomen in the Amazon official ministries

    “Two thirds of the indigenous communities without priests are guided by women,” says Bishop Erwin Krautler, an Austrian missionary who has lived in Brazil

    Deep in the Amazon forest, young couples looking to wed or baptize children often turn to Sister Alba, who fills in where Catholic priests cannot be found. But in many remote areas, there are not even enough nuns to go around, and it is laywomen who play a key role in the evangelization of indigenous people.