Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AMERICA/PERU – Appeal of the Bishops on the need to listen to the population and to act while thinking of Peru
Lima – “It is urgent to continue and promote the fight against all faces of corruption which has revealed a social cancer that must be definitively cured. Therefore, we must not stop. The commitment and responsibility of the authorities must continue this fight in order to achieve a more transparent and fair Peru”. It is in these terms that the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference appeals to the people and the Peruvian authorities to pursue the political program and follow the calendar of the upcoming presidential elections in 2021, after the Peruvian Congress dismissed President Martín Vizcarra . Political tension is strong in the country, where 3 presidents have succeeded in less than four years, and where the pandemic has registered 925,000 cases and 35,000 deaths.