Pope defends native Amazonian peoples

"Big business and consumerist greed cannot be allowed to destroy a natural habitat vital for the entire planet," said Pope Francis on Friday when he met the people of the Amazon at a football stadium in Peru. He also railed at the sexual enslavement of Amazon women, insisting on the predicament of Latin America's native peoples everywhere. "The native Amazonian peoples have probably never been so threatened on their own lands as they are at present," he said. Indigenous tribes...

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