A document suggests the idea to deal with the shortage of priests in remote areas.Read more
Tim Whewell and Jéssica Cruz
BBC World Service, Brazil
Few landing strips in the Amazon have been registered, so pilots have to file fake flight plans - making it hard to find them if they go missing.Read more
In 1956, five US Christian missionaries flew into the Amazon hoping to convert the remote Huaorani tribesmen to Christianity. Days later they were murdered in a brutal attack.