"We are going to have to ask for many prayers so that we can have the gift of discernment. We have considered the reality of the situation in Amazonia and have listened to the clamor of its peoples, who are expressing their unhappiness ... Above all we will be listening to what the Holy Spirit wishes to say to the Churches in the Amazon region."
“Yes, [abductions of under-age girls] are happening” and he added that “there have been many kidnappings recently.” He continued: “Kidnapping is a crime. It has to be treated as one. This is the only way to stop it. The girls are usually 14, 15. The men often already have one wife."