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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

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