Pope appears to back native tribes in Dakota Pipeline conflict

Below is another picture from this meeting with indigenous people with PF from today.  This story is getting a lot of exposure all across the internet.  The picture below is really amazing.  The woman may be blessing him, but one little detail I know about the Pope makes it interesting:  he is deaf in his left ear….reyanna

 By Philip Puella                            February 15, 2017                      Reuters on-line

Pope Francis appeared on Wednesday to back Native Americans seeking to halt part of the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying indigenous cultures have a right to defend “their ancestral relationship to the earth”.

The Latin American pope, who has often strongly defended indigenous rights since his election in 2013, made his comments on protection of native lands to representative of tribes attending the Indigenous Peoples Forum in Rome.

While he did not name the pipeline, he used strong and clear language applicable to the conflict

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Pope Francis meets with participants in the Indigenous Peoples' Forum of the International Fund for Agricultural Development Feb. 15 at the Vatican. (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

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