Pope urges hope in visit to Peru area devastated by floods
21 January 2018 | 5:00 pm
Pope Francis, visiting an area of Peru that was devastated last year by heavy rains linked to climate change and plagued by gang violence, urges people not to lose hope.
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During the Angelus prayer at the end of the Palm Sunday mass in the St. Peter Basilica, Pope Francis remembers victims of violence, especially those involved in this morning's attack in Indonesia, in front of the Cathedral of Makassar.
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Pope Francis, seemingly in a good overall condition, has made his first public appearance since having intestinal surgery last week. The church leader stressed the importance of accessible and free healthcare for all.
22 Jul 2021
Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo celebrates with his supporters after he was proclaimed Peru's next president by the country's elections jury.
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The political novice was inaugurated on the country's 200th independence day. Castillo, however, faces difficulties in the polarized nation.
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