Last night, students were invited to listen to a talk from Fr Augusto Zampini Davies, Director of Development and Faith at the Vatican's Dicastery for Integral Human Development, who informed students on the Amazon Synod that was held in Rome last October.
Fr Davies stated how the Amazon region, made up of nine countries, was 'the heart of the world'. He reiterated Pope Francis' declaration that 'we are entrusted to leave the world in a better place for our future generations.' By listening to indigenous voices and young voices, we can make change. 'The world needs prophetic voices to make collective change: Faith can provide the motivation for collective transformation.'
It was a thought provoking hour - our thanks to Fr Davies for taking the time to talk with us.