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On mission among the Q’eqchi people in Guatemala

A model of faith and respect for Creation

 A model of faith and  respect for Creation  ING-033
13 August 2021
On the occasion of the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we obtained the testimony of Fr Vittorio Castagna, a Salesian priest who has been living in Guatemala in contact with its indigenous people and their ancestral wisdom: I learned how to listen and to be a guest. On 9 August, celebrations were held throughout the world for the Day of Indigenous Peoples, instituted by the United Nations to celebrate the first meeting in Geneva — on 9 August 1982 — of the UN working group dedicated to the protection of these populations. A theme very dear to Pope Francis and often confronted, as much in his travels in the American Continent as in important documents such as the Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia, the fruit of the 2019 Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. Fr Vittorio Castagna has been on mission in ...

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