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Priests, prelate respond to ‘visionary’ who encouraged using Eucharist in rituals

Jan 9, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

“This is a grave mortal sin: using holy Communion to use it in witchcraft is a sacrilege,” one priest said. Read more

Ultrasound scan of 15 week-old baby.

Peru Congress passes law reinforcing unborn’s constitutional right to life

Nov 13, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

By a vote of 72-26 with six abstentions, Peru’s Congress passed a bill on Nov. 9 that expressly recognizes the... Read more

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Pro-lifers say ‘therapeutic’ abortion on minor in Peru exploited to push legal abortion

Sep 26, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The case, which is similar to another that occurred in August, has created a great deal of controversy in the... Read more

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru.

Sin is a ‘suicidal act’ and always has social consequences, Peru archbishop warns

Sep 18, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura in northern Peru noted that “one of the great evils of our time is... Read more

Interior of the Piura Cathedral in northern Peru.

Archdiocese in Peru calls for respecting sacred places following theft from poor box

Sep 18, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

“This theft not only constitutes a serious offense to God ... but also constitutes an absolute lack of charity towards... Read more

Nancy Tolentino, minister of women and vulnerable populations of Peru.

Peru congressman challenges gender ideology training for public employees

Aug 25, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

Alejandro Muñante has requested that officials explain in detail what is “the usefulness of the training, its legal justification ...... Read more

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Peru congressman: Abortion lobby using pregnant rape victim to try to legalize abortion

Aug 13, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

“What I see is the utilization of this case by the abortion lobby,” said Peru Congressman Alejandro Muñante. Read more

From left to right: Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu; José David Correa, superior general of Sodalitium Vitae Christianae; and Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

Papal envoys conclude visit in Sodalitium Christianae Vitae investigation

Aug 9, 2023

By David Ramos

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu met with members of the society of apostolic life as well as... Read more

Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu (left) and Archbishop Charles Scicluna in Chile.

Vatican to investigate Sodalitium Christianae Vitae lay society in Peru

Jul 22, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The investigation will be led by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, assistant secretary of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the... Read more

The family of Miguel Ángel, the child baptized by Pope Francis at Gemelli Hospital in Rome on March 31, 2023.

‘I received a miracle,’ says mother of baby baptized by Pope Francis at hospital in March

Jun 17, 2023

By Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz

The story of a Peruvian immigrant family in Italy has come to light during the convalescence of Pope Francis at... Read more

The tower of Purísima Concepción Church in Lari, Peru, collapsed following earthquakes in May 2023.

Church tower collapses following earthquakes in southern Peru

Jun 5, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

A tower at a church in southern Peru has collapsed due to a series of earthquakes there in recent days. Read more

The Archdiocese of Piura in Peru donated thousands of medicines May 30, 2023, to combat the epidemic of dengue fever that has affected almost all regions of the country, especially Lambayeque and Piura.

Church in Peru donates thousands of doses of medication to combat dengue epidemic

Jun 1, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

Dengue is a virus transmitted to humans through mosquitoes and can cause nausea, fever, pain, and in severe cases, internal... Read more

Venezuelan migrants receive food while waiting for information to enter Peru in Arica, at the Chile-Peru border, on May 4, 2023.

Bishop on Venezuelan migrant crisis: ‘Serious thing’ to sacrifice people for failed system

May 10, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Marco Antonio Cortez Lara called it a shame when governments “get lost in these tangles of ideologies and sacrifice... Read more

For the last two weeks of April 2023, hundreds of migrants — mostly Venezuelans but also Colombians and Haitians — have been trying to leave Chile and enter Peru because Chile has toughened its immigration policies.

Bishops of Chile and Peru call for dialogue to resolve migratory crisis at border

May 1, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

For the last two weeks, hundreds of migrants — mostly Venezuelans but also Colombians and Haitians — have been trying... Read more

The pro-life parade in Arequipa, Peru, April 15, 2023.

More than 100,000 turn out for pro-life, pro-family parade in Peru

Apr 22, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

More than 100,000 people participated April 15 in the Parade for Life and Family, in the city of Arequipa, Peru. Read more

Thousands participated in the March for Life in Lima, Peru, on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Latin America celebrates Day of the Unborn Child with pro-life marches in several countries

Mar 28, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

March 25 is celebrated as the Day of the Unborn Child in Latin America, and large pro-life marches were held... Read more

Riot policemen clash with demonstrators during a protest in Lima on Jan. 24, 2023.

Five things to know about the violence racking Peru

Jan 26, 2023

By CNA Staff

Violent protests have been taking place for more than a month in different regions of Peru and have claimed at... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Jan. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis: To stay with Jesus requires the courage to leave our sins

Jan 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Following Jesus “means giving up the time wasted on so many useless things,” the pope said. Read more

Protesters clash with members of the Peruvian riot police during a demonstration in the city of Cusco, Peru, on Jan. 11, 2023.

Church in Peru condemns murder of police officer burned alive: ‘No more deaths!’

Jan 11, 2023

By CNA Staff

The confrontations between protesters and law enforcement began after then President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7, 2022, declared a state... Read more

Representatives of the Ombudsman's Office arrive to dissuade the protesters in Peru, December 2022.

Bishops lament deaths in protests in Peru, call for dialogue to restore peace

Dec 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The confrontations began after President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7 declared a state of emergency, dissolved Congress, and said he... Read more