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A call to save the Amazon

Victor Moriyama, Greenpeace/AFP

Posted at Aug 26 2019 05:16 PM

A call to save the Amazon

Handout aerial released by Greenpeace showing smoke billowing from forest fires in the municipality of Candeias do Jamari, close to Porto Velho in Rondonia State, in the Amazon basin in northwestern Brazil, on August 24, 2019. Brazil on August 25 deployed two Hercules C-130 aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest. 

Pope Francis, during his weekly address, called for a global commitment to put out the fire on the world’s “lung of forests,” which he said is essential to the health of the planet.