Lima, Peru, Jun 8, 2010 / 19:57 pm America/Denver (CNA).
During the closing Mass of the First Eucharistic and Marian Congress in Lima, Peru on Sunday, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne called on the thousands of participants to defend life and say “yes to life-long marriage between one man and one woman.”
According to the Archdiocese of Lima, the Mass was concelebrated by Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez, Bishop Miguel Irizar Campos of Callao, Auxiliary Bishop Adriano Tomasi Travaglia of Lima and others.
In his homily, Cardinal Cipriani encouraged the faithful to be “defenders of life.”
“Let us say no to abortion! Yes to life-long marriage between one man and one woman. We should defend marriage, life and the family,” Cardinal Cipriani urged.
“We love our Peru so much. Lord, bless the Peruvian people, that we may understand each other, that there be no hatred, lies or vengeance, that violence may end. Let us make Peru a country of greatness, solidarity and justice.