SUPPORT THE EVANGELIZATION IN BRAZIL

In the Amazon region, boats are a fundamental means for evangelization and pastoral care because the communities are in the middle of the rainforest. Your support helps to bring the Word of God to the indigenous communities

WE PROMISED TO GIVE HELP FOR 79 TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.

WE STILL NEED TO RAISE: $1,495,539.00

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The evangelization in the Amazon region has many challenges. “The central issue is how to reconcile the right to development with the protection of the particular characteristics of indigenous peoples and the environment,” said Pope Francis at the Forum of the Indigenous People. The population of the area is about 34 million inhabitants. More than three million are indigenous who live scattered in the vast territory. A boat is the only mean of transport that permits the priests, religious, and catechists to visit the communities. For instance, ten parishes and 500 communities belong to the diocese of Coari, which is situated on the banks of two rivers in the middle of the forest. “Boats are vital for our pastoral work. Without them our evangelization and pastoral assistance are not possible,” explains Msgr. Marian Marek, bishop of Coari. They requested support for the purchase of a boat.

TESTIMONIES

MARIAN PIATEK, BIHOP OF COARI, BRAZIL

“Here in the Diocese of Coari, in the heart of the Amazon, we work with pleasure even with limited resources. We follow the principle: ‘Act as if everything depended on us, trust as if everything depended on God.’”

FR. HENRY MAGBITY FROM SIERRA LEONE.

“Thanks to the vehicle, we can carry out our pastoral work in these widely scattered villages, and take sick people to the closest hospital, which is 28km away.

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