December 7, 2021

Development should consider indigenous cultures and their relationship to the earth, says Pope Francis in meeting with delegation from IFAD

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Rome, 15 February 2017 – In a private meeting with indigenous peoples’ representatives, Pope Francis stressed the need to  reconcile development, both social and cultural, with the protection of indigenous peoples and their territories, “especially when planning economic activities that may interfere with their cultures and their ancestral relationship to the earth,” he said. The 36-member […]