Lima, Peru, May 3, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima is calling on Peruvians to reflect upon the recent acts of violence in southeastern Peru, underscoring that the truth cannot be played with if they want to bring peace to the country.
During his Sunday homily the Cardinal deplored the lynching of a mayor in southeastern Peru last week and expressed his solidarity with the victim’s family.
Cardinal Cipriani called Peruvians to reflection and to pray to God that truth and justice will again reign in the country.
“When we play with the truth, when we don’t care about giving each person his or her due (justice), then we find ourselves in a state of violence. We cannot allow the eye for eye, tooth for a tooth mentality to take over in our society,” he explained.