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  • Peru venerates Lord of Miracles in big procession

    Peru venerates Lord of Miracles in big procession

    • Nov 2, 2017

    The Lord of Miracles – a Peruvian image of a darker-skinned Jesus – is believed to have been painted by an Angolan-born slave. After a devastating earthquake in 1655, the wall with the mural was one of the few parts of the church still intact. Deeming this a miracle, people gave the image an additional name — “The Christ of Earthquakes” — and almost ever since have paid homage to it in citywide processions.

  • Pope announces Synod of Bishops for Pan-Amazon region

    Pope announces Synod of Bishops for Pan-Amazon region

    • Oct 15, 2017

    Pope Francis on Sunday announced that he’s calling a special Synod of Bishops in October 2019 for the Pan-Amazon region in Latin America, meaning the countries of the Amazon — Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Perú, Venezuela and Surinam. It’s the first time Francis has called a synod for a specific region, something that St. John Paul II used to do to signal a special concern.

  • Logo for Pope Francis’s pending trip to Peru features “United by Hope”

    Logo for Pope Francis’s pending trip to Peru features “United by Hope”

    • Aug 19, 2017

    On Saturday the Vatican released the official logo for Pope Francis’s upcoming January 2018 visit to Peru, the fifth most populous Latin American nation. It features an image of Francis over a map of the country, symbolizing his “closeness”, hands raised in prayer, praise and joy for the visit, as well as the trip’s motto, “United by Hope.”

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