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Hand grenade found among donations to Beatitudes Home in Peru

Nov 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Omar Sánchez Portillo said the package with the explosive was left last weekend at the collection center in the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Cesar Landa, Peru's foreign minister, at the Vatican, Oct. 17, 2022.

Vatican to return three pre-Columbian mummies to Peru 

Oct 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican on Monday returned three pre-Columbian mummies to Peru, which had been loaned for the 1925 Universal Vatican Exposition. Read more

A poster against gender ideology exhibited in front of the Peruvian Congress, Oct. 3, 2022.

Large sign outside Peru’s Congress tells OAS: ideology does not define women

Oct 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

A large mobile sign with the message “women are defined by biology, not ideology,” addressed participants of the 52nd General... Read more

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Peruvian archbishop: No right to euthanasia; ‘it’s a crime’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren responded to the July 14 decision of Peru’s Supreme Court to permit euthanasia for a woman... Read more

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Peruvian same-sex-attracted man defies gay 'pride' by promising to be chaste

Jul 1, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

In a recent interview with Spanish EWTN News, Gerson Granados Gonzales shared his life’s journey and a message to those... Read more

The Peruvian Amazon.

Argentine missionaries to be sent to evangelize in the Peruvian Amazon

Apr 4, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

A nun and a priest are the first to be sent on a missionary project from Argentina to the Peruvian... Read more

Congressman Guillermo Bermejo

Congressman with alleged terrorism ties backs effort to decriminalize abortion in Peru

Dec 14, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

A Peruvian congressman who is being investigated for ties to the Shining Path terrorist organization is supporting a new bill... Read more

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The Vatican Nativity scene 2021 will include llamas and superfood for Baby Jesus

Sep 19, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The 2021 manger that will be placed in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican to celebrate Christmas will arrive from... Read more

Pedro Castillo, who was inaugurated as president of Peru July 28, 2021.

Archbishop calls on Peruvian president to rid his administration of ties to Shining Path

Sep 13, 2021

By David Ramos

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura called Sunday on the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, to rid his cabinet... Read more

Abimael Guzmán after his capture in 1992.

Peruvian terrorist leader dies in prison; archbishop urges prayers for his soul

Sep 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown, David Ramos

“The Lord Jesus has asked us to love our enemies and on the cross he has given us an example... Read more

The flag of Peru. Credit: Creative Photo Corner/Shutterstock.

Peruvian priest threatened with letters containing bullets

Aug 24, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Fr. Omar Sánchez Portillo, secretary general of Cáritas Lurín, stated Monday that he has been the victim of death threats,... Read more

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi. Credit: Archdiocese of Piura.

Archbishop calls for unity at Peruvian bicentennial 

Jul 28, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Archbishop of Piura on Tuesday encouraged working for unity in Peru and reminded the faithful that neither hatred nor... Read more

Counterterrorism operations in Peru's Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro. Credit: Ministerio de Defensa del Perú via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Peruvian bishops condemn mass killing by the Shining Path

May 25, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference has condemned Sunday’s killing of 16 persons by the Shining Path, a communist... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Diocese of Huarí, Peru, May 6, 2021.

Pope Francis meets with bishop of murdered lay missionary

May 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Nadia De Munari, an Italian lay missionary, died April 24. Read more

Peruvian bishops ask for loosening of church restrictions

Mar 21, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Peruvian Bishops’ Conference has asked President Francisco Sagasti to correct “excessive limitations” on church attendance put in place by... Read more

Bishop Giovanni Cefai, Bishop of the Prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané, receives oxygen concentrators from the Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus donate oxygen to areas of Peru, Brazil hard hit by COVID-19

Mar 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to... Read more

Oxygen tanks in Cusco.

Peruvian archdiocese raises $175,000 for oxygen tanks

Aug 17, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Peru has been among the hardest hit countries in the world, ranking sixth in the... Read more

Religious sisters in Peru offer free quarantine housing for COVID carriers

Jul 15, 2020

A group of Franciscan sisters in Ica, Peru, is offering a facility free of charge as temporary quarantine housing for... Read more

Peruvian archbishop thanks doctors fighting coronavirus

Jul 9, 2020

The archbishop of Arequipa, Peru, thanked the doctors fighting the coronavirus pandemic, saying they offer hope to many.  Read more

Peruvian health minister Victor Zamora.

Peruvian congresswoman challenges coronavirus abortion regulations

May 9, 2020

Peruvian congresswoman Luz Milagros Cayguaray Gambini has demanded the country’s health minister provide the legal and scientific basis for a... Read more