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Brazil’s Bolsonaro lashes out at Pope Francis’s Amazon text

Brasília: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out at Pope Francis on Thursday after the pontiff pleaded for the protection of the Amazon rainforest.
“Pope Francis said yesterday the Amazon is his, the world’s, everyone’s,” said Bolsonaro, who has often railed against international criticism of his environmental policies as an attack on Brazilian sovereignty. “Well, the pope may be Argentine, but God is Brazilian.” The quip came a day after Francis published a text urging Catholics to “feel outrage” over the exploitation of indigenous people and devastation caused by mining and deforestation in the Amazon. (AFP)