‘Querida Amazonia’: Commentary on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation
This is the first time that a document of such magisterial importance explicitly presents itself as a text that “accompanies” another one
a harmonious, creative and fruitful reception of the entire synodal process” (No. 2).
“He is present in a glorious and mysterious way in the river, the trees, the fish and the wind, as the Lord who reigns in creation without ever losing his transfigured wounds” (No. 74)
to offer understanding, comfort and acceptance, rather than imposing straightaway a set of rules” (
No. 49). [ No. 84 ]
The exhortation therefore does not go beyond the Final Document, nor does it simply intend to give it its seal. Francis accepts it entirely and accompanies it, guiding its reception within the synodal journey, which is in progress and certainly cannot be said to be concluded.