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Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani is archbishop emeritus of Lima, Perú.

Peru cardinal celebrates 36 years as a bishop, thanks Opus Dei founder, John Paul II

Jul 6, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The cardinal in a July 4 video message from Rome posted by Diario Expreso recalled the day of his episcopal... Read more

A patient at the new Misky María Palliative Care Hospital located on the outskirts of Lima, Perú.

New palliative care hospital brings ‘sweetness of Mary’ to poorest in Peru

May 4, 2024

By Diego López Marina

In the context of the recent news of the death of Ana Estrada, the first person to request and receive... Read more


In wake of euthanasia case in Peru, physician-priest makes case for palliative care

Apr 24, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Father Augusto Meloni Navarro urged prayers for the soul of Ana Estrada, the first person to undergo euthanasia in Peru. Read more

Ana Estrada, 47, suffered from polymyositis, an incurable disease that left her confined to a wheelchair. Since 2019, she had been been petitioning Peruvian courts to recognize a right to euthanasia.

For first time, incurably ill patient undergoes euthanasia in Peru

Apr 22, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

On Sunday, April 21, Peruvian activist Ana Estrada underwent a euthanasia process and died. Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop José Antonio Eguren.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Peruvian archbishop

Apr 2, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes, Peru. Read more

The Congress of the Republic of Perú in the nation’s capital of Lima.

Peru’s Congress approves legislation protecting pregnant women and their babies

Mar 15, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Peru’s Congress approved a bill that establishes the obligation of the state to guarantee “the pregnant mother [and] the unborn... Read more


Priests, prelate respond to ‘visionary’ who encouraged using Eucharist in rituals

Jan 9, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

“This is a grave mortal sin: using holy Communion to use it in witchcraft is a sacrilege,” one priest said. Read more

Monsignor Rafael Escudero is bishop of the Territorial Prelature of Moyobamba in Peru.

Peruvian Bishop Escudero delivers comprehensive critique of blessing irregular couples

Jan 4, 2024

By Diego López Marina

Bishop Rafael Escudero considers the blessing of such couples “a grave abuse of the Most Holy Name of God.” Read more


Peruvian bishops hail new law that specifies the rights of the unborn child

Nov 23, 2023

By Diego López Marina

The Peruvian Bishops’ Conference congratulated the country’s congress for the passage of Law 31935, which specifies rights to unborn children. Read more

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru.

Sin is a ‘suicidal act’ and always has social consequences, Peru archbishop warns

Sep 18, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura in northern Peru noted that “one of the great evils of our time is... Read more

Interior of the Piura Cathedral in northern Peru.

Archdiocese in Peru calls for respecting sacred places following theft from poor box

Sep 18, 2023

By Diego López Marina

“This theft not only constitutes a serious offense to God ... but also constitutes an absolute lack of charity towards... Read more

The tower of Purísima Concepción Church in Lari, Peru, collapsed following earthquakes in May 2023.

Church tower collapses following earthquakes in southern Peru

Jun 5, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

A tower at a church in southern Peru has collapsed due to a series of earthquakes there in recent days. Read more

The Archdiocese of Piura in Peru donated thousands of medicines May 30, 2023, to combat the epidemic of dengue fever that has affected almost all regions of the country, especially Lambayeque and Piura.

Church in Peru donates thousands of doses of medication to combat dengue epidemic

Jun 1, 2023

By Diego López Marina

Dengue is a virus transmitted to humans through mosquitoes and can cause nausea, fever, pain, and in severe cases, internal... Read more

For the last two weeks of April 2023, hundreds of migrants — mostly Venezuelans but also Colombians and Haitians — have been trying to leave Chile and enter Peru because Chile has toughened its immigration policies.

Bishops of Chile and Peru call for dialogue to resolve migratory crisis at border

May 1, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

For the last two weeks, hundreds of migrants — mostly Venezuelans but also Colombians and Haitians — have been trying... Read more

Riot policemen clash with demonstrators during a protest in Lima on Jan. 24, 2023.

Five things to know about the violence racking Peru

Jan 26, 2023

By CNA Staff

Violent protests have been taking place for more than a month in different regions of Peru and have claimed at... Read more

Protesters clash with members of the Peruvian riot police during a demonstration in the city of Cusco, Peru, on Jan. 11, 2023.

Church in Peru condemns murder of police officer burned alive: ‘No more deaths!’

Jan 11, 2023

By CNA Staff

The confrontations between protesters and law enforcement began after then President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7, 2022, declared a state... Read more

Representatives of the Ombudsman's Office arrive to dissuade the protesters in Peru, December 2022.

Bishops lament deaths in protests in Peru, call for dialogue to restore peace

Dec 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The confrontations began after President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7 declared a state of emergency, dissolved Congress, and said he... Read more


Peruvian archbishop: No right to euthanasia; ‘it’s a crime’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren responded to the July 14 decision of Peru’s Supreme Court to permit euthanasia for a woman... Read more


Is the Vatican about to dissolve the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae?

Apr 1, 2022

By David Ramos

In the most recent of a series of articles on the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, the online newspaper Crux suggests that... 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