Latin America

Pope calls Peru and Chile a "land of saints

Omnes-January 2, 2018-Reading time: < 1 minute

Pope Francis will visit Chile from January 15 to 18, followed by Peru from January 18 to 21. "You are a land of saints"said the Pope to Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima. Fr. Luis Gaspar, executive director of the Pope's trip to Lima, invites in an interview with Palabra to prepare with the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. And Chilean Bishop González Errázuriz reflects on the visit. 

TEXT R. Miner/F. Serrano

June 19 last year was a day of celebration for Chile and Peru. On that day, the official announcement of Pope Francis' visit to both countries was made public. Several months have passed, and the arrival of the Holy Father to Chile, on January 15, and to Peru, is imminent. The first time the Pope traveled to Latin America was to Brazil in 2013, shortly after being elected, on the occasion of World Youth Day. Now it is time for Chile and Peru. Uruguay and his native Argentina remain for later.

The motto of his pastoral trip to Chile is My peace I give you, and Peru, United in hope. It looks like they are coming "as a perfect fit in countries that often travel along paths of confrontation and misunderstanding".he assures Word Luis Gaspar Uribe, executive director of Pope Francis' visit to the Archdiocese of Lima.

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