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A screenshot of a 3D rendering of a Peruvian Nativity scene that will be featured at the Vatican during the 2021 Christmas season.

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

Fr. Omar Sánchez Portillo cleaning chickens for distribution. Courtesy of Fr. Omar Sánchez Portillo.

Priest organizes distribution of 5,000 chicken to poor Peruvian families

Apr 23, 2020

As the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in Peru leaves the working poor in a vulnerable situation, one priest has been working... Read more

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament March 21 on the rooftop of St. Anthony of Padua parish, Lima.

Lima parish hosts rooftop Holy Hour for neighbors confined to home

Mar 24, 2020

With their country under a nationwide stay-at-home order, parishioners at Saint Anthony of Padua parish in Lima, Peru, approached their... Read more

The flag of Chile.

Chilean diocese concerned for Venezuelan migrants at border crossing

Jun 26, 2019

The Diocese of San Marcos de Arica expressed Monday its concern over the humanitarian conditions of hundreds of people, mostly... Read more

Bishop Miguel Irizar Campos.

Bishop who ministered to indigenous Peruvians dies at 84

Aug 20, 2018

The bishop emeritus of Callao, Peru died Sunday at the Deusto Passionist community in Bilbao, Spain, where he had resided... Read more

Venezuelans on October 4, 2016 across the border in Cucuta, Colombia.

Peruvian bishops: Welcome Venezuelan migrants with solidarity

Mar 15, 2018

The Peruvian Bishops' Conference called on the people of the country to act with Christian solidarity toward Venezuelan migrants fleeing... Read more

Pope Francis speaks aboard the papal plane from Lima, Peru to Rome Jan. 22, 2018.

Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Peru

Jan 22, 2018

In a conversation with journalists on his return flight from Peru to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis discussed the people... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a woman after venerating the relics of Peruvian saints in the Cathedral of Lima, Jan. 21.

Pope in Peru: 'Be the saints of the 21st century'

Jan 21, 2018

By Elise Harris

On his last day in Peru, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to imitate Jesus, who embraces the poor and suffering, and... Read more