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Murdered Jesuit taught, worked with generations in Peru

LIMA, Peru -- A Spanish Jesuit priest who was found murdered in the boarding school where he lived was buried Aug. 12 in Chiriaco,...

Pope Francis leaves Chile, Peru with consistent message of unity, dialogue

Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru -- Pope Francis tackled politically charged issues during his weeklong visit to Chile and Peru, decrying human trafficking, environmental destruction,...

Pope Francis says violence against women cannot be treated as normal

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (CNS) -- Society cannot look the other way and allow a culture that demeans the dignity of women to persist, Pope...

Amazonians need defense of life, earth, cultures, Pope Francis tells Peru

Catholic News Service PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru -- Pope Francis called on indigenous people of the Amazon to work with missionaries and bishops to shape a...

Pope praises Peru, Chile for serving those ‘discarded by society’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Less than a week before embarking on a seven-day visit to South America, Pope Francis said he would go...

Chile, Peru eager for weeklong visit from pope

TEMUCO, Chile -- Sergio Catalaf's son was just 3 days old when police arrested the Mapuche Indian leader, accusing him of terrorism. He and...

Deluge, floods, landslides in Peru leave more than 80 dead, 111,000...

Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru — Felicita Chipana was at work when the Rimac River began to rise. By the time she got home, her...

Life revolves around water in Lima’s poor neighborhoods

LIMA, Peru — Of all the parts of her tiny, wooden house on a parched hillside at the city's edge, Emilia Lazo Campos is...

Analysis: Latin America’s indigenous want voice in use of their land

LIMA, Peru -- Most of the environmental battles Brother Paul McAuley fights seem endless, mainly conflicts between indigenous communities and loggers operating on their...

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