The working document for the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region to be held October 6 – 27, 2019. Social Justice and the rights of these peoples are a priority for Pope Francis who reiterated: "The central issue is how to reconcile the right to development, both social and cultural, with the protection of the particular characteristics of indigenous peoples and their territories". (III Forum of the Indigenous Peoples, February 15, 2017) Although the theme refers to a specific region, such as the Pan-Amazon, the proposed reflections go beyond the geographical territory, since they cover the whole Church and refer to the future of the planet. According to the Preparatory Document (No. 12) "the Special Assembly for the Pan-Amazonian Region is invited to find new ways of developing the Amazonian face of the Church and to respond to situations of injustice in the region".