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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

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Peruvian bishop recalls 25th anniversary of John Paul II's visit

May 17, 2013

Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura recounted the Eucharistic love and call to holiness of Blessed Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Peruvian lawmaker praised for rejecting contraception plan

Apr 22, 2013

The president of Peru’s congressional Committee on Women and the Family has reaffirmed her commitment to resisting pressure from abortion... Read more

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100,000 march for life in Peru

Mar 27, 2013

More than 100,000 Peruvians bore the heat on March 23 to take part in the Great March for Life 2013,... Read more

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Peruvian cardinal calls for action to protect life

Feb 5, 2013

A Peruvian cardinal is asking the faithful to participate in the March for Life in Lima on March 23 to... Read more

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Animal rights activists disrupt Mass, accuse priest of 'murdering' cat

Aug 29, 2012

A group of animal rights activists disrupted Mass at the Church of the Miraculous Virgin in Lima, Peru, lobbing insults... Read more

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Peruvian cardinal reflects on struggle of 1997 hostage crisis

Aug 9, 2012

During the presentation of a new book on his experiences during the 1997 hostage crisis at the Japanese embassy in... Read more

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Piura, Peru resident.

49ers head coach describes joy of Peru mission work

Jun 26, 2012

By Marianne Medlin, Kate Veik

It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National... Read more

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Vatican officials to mark Year of Faith in Peru

Jun 19, 2012

Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru announced that Vatican officials plan to attend the country's International Theological Congress, held... Read more

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Cardinal says social conflicts can only be solved with truth, order

Jun 4, 2012

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima has reiterated the Church’s call to peace and said social conflicts can only be... Read more