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South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

| Barbara J. Fraser | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis came face to face with more than 2,000 Amazonian indigenous people in Peru in January 2018, he told them the place where they live is holy ground, and that they and the Amazon region are important to the Catholic Church and the entire world.

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Pope to hairdressers: Cut the gossip, highlight politeness

Pope to hairdressers: Cut the gossip, highlight politeness

| Carol Glatz | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christian hairdressers, beauticians and barbers can live their faith by being kind and courteous to their clients and cutting out the gossip and petty chitchat, Pope Francis said.

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Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Jesuit priest in Peru

Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Jesuit priest in Peru

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Peruvian National Police arrested a suspect in connection with the death of Jesuit Father Carlos Riudavets.

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At Peruvian Marian celebration, pope urges end to violence against women

At Peruvian Marian celebration, pope urges end to violence against women

| Barbara J. Fraser | January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Praying before a beloved statue of Mary in the northern city of Trujillo, Pope Francis acknowledged the deep faith of Peruvians but also acknowledged the serious problem of violence against women.

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Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

| January 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile.

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St. Rita sends delegation to Peru for martyrs’ beatification

St. Rita sends delegation to Peru for martyrs’ beatification

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 1991, a guerrilla group killed missionary priests Friar Miguel Tomaszek and Friar Zbigniew Strzalkowski, both Conventual Franciscans, and Father Alessandro Dordi, who were serving the Diocese of Chimbote, Peru. A fledgling Catholic community in Chimbote took the name Los Santos Martires — the Holy Martyrs — in their honor, and later developed a relationship with St. Rita’s parish.

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