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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

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with youth in Lima, Peru Jan. 21, 2018.

Don't 'photoshop' your heart – be who you are, Pope tells young Peruvians

Jan 21, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis told Peruvian youth that Jesus doesn't want disciples who have been “photoshopped” to perfection, but like... Read more

Pope Francis leads prayer at a Marian celebration in Trujillo, Peru Jan. 20, 2018.

Fight 'scourge' of violence against women, Pope says at Marian celebration

Jan 20, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

If we’re confused, facing difficulties, or struggling with sin, we can look to Mary to help guide us to the... Read more

Pope Francis greets locals at the Nunciature in Lima, Peru on January 19, 2018.

Do not become 'professionals of the sacred,' Pope tells Peruvian priests, religious

Jan 20, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis met with Peruvian priests and religious Saturday, telling them that a sense of humor is a good remedy... Read more

Indigenous Peruvians.

Indigenous Peruvian seminarian eager to see Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2018

Demetrio Sanchez, a 20-year-old indigenous Peruvian seminarian, is eager to see Pope Francis when he visits Puerto Maldonado on Thursday.  Read more

Pope taps Colombian bishop to oversee Sodalitium amid ongoing crisis

Jan 10, 2018

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Colombian Bishop Noel Antonio Londoño Buitrago C.Ss.R. has been appointed papal commissioner for the Sodalitium... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis prays for victims of tragic bus accident in Peru

Jan 4, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Thursday Pope Francis offered his prayer for the 48 people who died in a massive bus accident in Pasamayo... Read more

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae logo.

Peru officials charge Chicago man in connection with Sodalitium abuse scandal

Dec 18, 2017

Peruvian officials have charged Chicago area resident Jeffrey Daniels with abuse that occurred while he was part of the Catholic... Read more

Peruvian prosecutor requests jail for Sodalitium founder

Dec 13, 2017

Criminal prosecutors in Peru have requested that Luis Fernando Figari be incarcerated by a court order, while he is investigated... Read more

Peru to withdraw controversial “gender ideology” curriculum

Dec 1, 2017

The Peruvian government will withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum that has been widely criticized for its “gender ideology.”  Read more

Pope Francis and President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Pope and Peruvian president discuss Venezuela, upcoming papal visit

Sep 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis met with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Friday to discuss the country’s fight against poverty, the crisis in... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, June 21, 2017.

Pope urges Peruvians to focus on hope, unity ahead of trip

Aug 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has sent a special message to Peruvians ahead of his visit to their country next year, telling them... Read more

Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square with Pope Francis on Nov. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis to visit Chile, Peru in January 2018

Jun 19, 2017

By Mary Farrow

The Holy See Press Office announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Chile from January 15 to 18 and... Read more

Flooding devastated parts of Peru in March and April 2017.

They lost everything in Peru's floods. Now they're asking for Bibles.

Apr 25, 2017

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes, Peru visited the inhabitants of one of the areas most affected by... Read more

March for Life Peru.

Peru's March for Life transforms into aid for flood victims

Mar 28, 2017

The March for Life in Lima, Peru on Saturday was transformed into a Solidarity March, with volunteers gathering several tons... Read more

'It's a miracle': Woman survives devastating mudslide in Peru

Mar 20, 2017

Evangelina Chamorro was swept away for over a third of a mile by an avalanche of mud on the coast... Read more

Peruvian marches against gender ideology attract 1.5 million

Mar 7, 2017

Under the theme “Don't Mess With My Children,” more than 1.5 million Peruvians demonstrated on Saturday against gender ideology in... Read more

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Firefighter chaplain responds to tragedy at Peruvian mall

Nov 21, 2016

When a deadly fire broke out at a mall in Lima, Peru last week, fire fighters responded to put out... Read more

Sacred Heart of Jesus By Pompeo Batoni. Public domain, Wikipedia / Immaculate Heart of Mary by Leopold Kupelwieser.

Peruvian president consecrates nation to Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart

Oct 25, 2016

At the National Prayer Breakfast in Lima, Peru on Friday, the nation’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, consecrated the country, his... Read more