Posts Tagged ‘Peru’

Peru Congress passes law reinforcing unborn’s constitutional right to life

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

By a vote of 72-26 with six abstentions, Peru’s Congress passed a bill on Nov 9 that expressly recognises the rights granted to unborn children in its constitution. Congressman Alejandro Muñante, one of the spokespersons for the Life and Family caucus in Peru, on Nov 12 told ACI Prensa, that the fundamental purpose of the Read more

Priest of Pacopampa exhumed after 3,000 years

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

A tomb which had lain undisturbed for 3,000 years has been unearthed during excavations in northern Peru, authorities say. The occupant of the grave was dubbed the Priest of Pacopampa by archaeologists after the highland area where it was found. Researchers dug through six layers of ash mixed with black earth to reach his skeleton, Read more

Fake priest scams dozens of Catholics

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A man who falsely claimed to be a Catholic priest is facing justice in Peru for allegedly scamming over two dozen people. The church says it has never heard of the man who stole thousands of dollars and administered sacraments. The man says he worked in a priest in a church where he wasn’t known. Read more

Vatican inquiry into sodality founder’s abuse

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

An inquiry ordered by the Vatican into abuse by the founder of a 20,000-member Catholic sodality is expected to report soon. The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life ordered an inquiry concerning  the “Sodalitium of Christian Life” from Peru. The movement’s superior general has admitted that allegations against its founder, Read more

St Martin de Porres’ face reconstructed in 3D

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Specialists have reconstructed the face of Peruvian St Martin de Porres, who was known as the “saint of the broom”. The reconstruction by a team of specialists used research based on the saint’s skull. The result was unveiled on November 3 in Lima, Peru. The reconstruction revealed that the Dominican brother would have had trouble Read more

Cardinal dumped by newspaper for ‘papal plagiarism’

Friday, August 21st, 2015

A Peruvian newspaper has dumped articles by a local cardinal after it was found they contained unattributed statements by popes. El Comercio stated it would not publish any more articles by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, who is Lima’s archbishop. The newspaper, described as the paper of record for the Peruvian establishment, deleted the articles from Read more

Peru deputy bishop removed after sex abuse allegations

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The Vatican has removed an auxiliary bishop from his post in a Peruvian province because of allegations he sexually abused children. Gabino Miranda has been dismissed as auxiliary bishop in the dioceses of Ayacucho in southern Peru after he was accused of having sexual relations with minors. “It is what the pope said – zero Read more

Parishioners lock up priest after 15 minute Sunday Mass

Friday, May 31st, 2013

A 15 minute Sunday Mass recently cost Peru priest, Fr Jesus Apolaya Camacho his freedom. Fr Camacho, Sunday 12 May, managed to preach and celebrate Sunday Mass so quickly that devout parishioners decided to take matters into their own hands and locked the parish priest into the chapel for around an hour after Mass. Camacho was Read more

Pontifical University in Peru rejects Vatican deadline

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru says it refuses to comply with a Vatican deadline to reform its statutes until an unrelated legal dispute with the Archdiocese of Lima has been resolved. As “of today there is no agreement on a comprehensive solution to the problems that exist,” the university announced on its website April Read more

Easter deadline for Peru Catholic University

Friday, February 24th, 2012

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 Read more