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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

Firefighter helmet.

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

The March for Life in Lima, March 12, 2016.

Peru's March for Life draws 750,000 in Lima

Mar 15, 2016

Three-quarters of a million people paraded through downtown Lima on Saturday in a massive celebration of life from conception to... Read more

St. Rose of Lima.

Is this what Saint Rose of Lima looked like?

Aug 28, 2015

The face of the first saint of the New World may be better known than ever, thanks to a team... Read more

A street party for Don Bosco – 15,000 turn up to celebrate saint in Lima

Aug 13, 2015

More than 15,000 members of the Salesian Family turned out August 9 on the streets of Lima, Peru, as part... Read more

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani and Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square viewing photos from the March for Life in Lima, Peru on June 3, 2015.

Pope to Peruvian pro-lifers: 'Keep shaking things up'

Jun 5, 2015

Upon seeing pictures from the 2015 March for Life in Lima, Peru, Pope Francis had a message for the faithful... Read more

La Casa de Espera pregnancy center in Haquira, Peru. Photo courtesy of Esperanca.

'House of Waiting' for pregnant Peruvian women seeks to remodel

Apr 28, 2015

Inside the cracking adobe walls of a small building in Haquira, Peru, an on-duty nurse and staff are busy providing... Read more

March for Life Peru 2015.

Peruvian march for life draws half a million

Mar 26, 2015

More than half a million Peruvians participated in the historic March for Life 2015, held March 21 in Lima, rejecting... Read more

Fr. Miguel Tomaszek and Fr. Zbigniew Strzalkowski (Public Domain).

Who are the two Polish priests martyred in Peru?

Feb 5, 2015

Two Polish priest killed by a Communist group in Peru were among those recognized as martyrs by Pope Francis on... Read more

Archbishop Oscaro Romero.

Oscar Romero to be beatified: Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom

Feb 3, 2015

Pope Francis on Tuesday authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way... Read more

Peruvian abortion law prompts call for prayer, fasting

Aug 6, 2014

Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes in Peru is calling on the faithful to pray and fast, asking... Read more

Cardinal Peter Erdo, relator general of the 2014 Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on pastoral challenges to the Family.

Pope creates cardinal commission to address Peruvian university

Apr 30, 2014

The Apostolic Nunciature in Peru announced that Pope Francis has created a Commission of Cardinals to find a solution to... Read more

Machu Picchu, Peru.

Health and development non-profit expands work to Peru

Oct 16, 2013

An Arizona-based international development organization has announced its expansion into Peru to help impoverished rural families who live near the... Read more