- Jul 8, 2020
Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz, who has faced a series of legal battles over the past 18 months linked to her reporting on a controversial lay movement, has now launched an inquiry into a court she says brought charges against her that were unfounded.
Across Latin America this week, the Church has been dealing with the abuse crisis, speaking out about the ongoing wildfires devastating the Amazon region, and speaking against corruption.
With several ex-presidents in jail and a history of decades of corruption plaguing the highest ranks of their government, the Peruvian Catholic bishops have decided to fight back at the grassroots, establishing a university course to educate students on the causes of corruption, and how to stop it.
The objective of the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is to highlight the need for religious, political and social leaders to come together and defend the dignity of indigenous men, women and children and an ecosystem that is crucial to the environment, said Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo.
Paola Ugaz, a Peruvian journalist awaiting the retraction of a criminal complaint for defamation from an archbishop, has been slapped with a second court complaint saying she provided false testimony as a witness in a recent case against a colleague.
A troubled Peruvian lay group has received two new Vatican-appointed representatives to help oversee institutional reform as questions over their identity and stability continue to hang in the air following public scandals involving high-ranking members.