Easter deadline for Peru Catholic University

The Catholic University of Peru has told university officials it has until Easter Sunday, April 8, to comply with Church standards.

As reported in CathNews, following a visitation by Cardinal Peter Erdo of Budapest, President of the European Bishops, the rector of the Pontifical University of Peru was been summoned to meet Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in Rome to discus the university’s refusing to acknowledge the authority of the Holy See.

Marcial Rubio Correa, the rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru met with the Holy See’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in Rome on February 21.

In a statement released after the meeting, the Vatican reference was made to to the “intense dialogue and numerous meetings” with Catholic University of Peru officials.

The Vatican statement indicated that Cardinal Bertone had instructed Correa to revise the statues of the university and present the changes to the Vatican for approval by Easter Sunday.

The Vatican statement did not indicate what steps would be taken if PCUP officials again defied the orders from Rome.

The university risks being stripped of its status as a pontifical university which may mean the university is closed and the property pass to the Lima archdiocese.


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