Pope Francis expressed sorrow at the discovery of Indigenous children’s graves in an Angelus address in June, but did not issue a formal apology.
Pope Francis thanked Cardinal Tomasi for “the positive steps taken in the spiritual and moral renewal of the Order” in the past year since his appointment,
Speaking to a packed hall of pilgrims, the Pope continued his cycle of catechesis on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians.
The 66-year-old was a featured speaker in at least six Vatican conferences in 2019-2020, lecturing on topics from education to ethics.
In his appeal, the Pope called in particular for “safe and reliable rescue and disembarkation equipment,” and alternatives to detention with decent living conditions.
The Pope offered participants what he called three “road signs” as they walked “boldly along the road to hope.”
In giving it official recognition, Pope Francis established its purpose as “promoting common pastoral action by the dioceses of the Amazon and encouraging greater inculturation of the faith in this territory.”
The abuse victim wrote that she was sharing her story because she would like to see “lovable truth” win out.
"Children do not have an automatic translator from the heart to life: the heart takes the lead.”