- Jan 15, 2021
Not only were many situations in Latin America not put on pause by COVID-19 during 2020, they were actually exacerbated by the virus.
The coronavirus pandemic has been harsh in Peru, and Cusco — the center of the country’s thriving tourism business — has been particularly hard hit. Church leaders say hunger and related problems, like child anemia, are on the upswing, and they are responding by opening soup kitchens to meet needs.
Peru’s interim president lasted only six days: Facing growing opposition from the supporters of his ousted predecessor, he stood down Sunday night pushing the country further into a power vacuum.
Between the Vatican’s McCarrick report and the US presidential elections, much of what’s happened in the rest of the global Church over the past week has gone unnoticed.
On Sunday, Pope Francis urged for leaders to respect – and listen – to the demands of protesters around the globe.