Lima, Peru, May 17, 2013 / 15:00 pm
Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura recounted the Eucharistic love and call to holiness of Blessed Pope John Paul II on his second visit to Peru, 25 years ago.
John Paul II visited Peru for the second time May 14-16, 1988, three years after his first visit to the country.
Archbishop Eguren was named master of ceremonies for the 1988 liturgical events. A 32 year-old priest at the time, he recalled that the visit by the Polish Pope “was a huge event.”
“It is an event that all Peruvians should treasure in our hearts and thank God for, because a saint visited us and left us a message that is still very relevant and a task that is still pending for all Peruvians, which can be summarized in the words he spoke to us: Build a more just and reconciled Peru,” Archbishop Eguren told CNA on May 16.