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Peru’s president meets with religious leaders amid protests that have killed 50



President of Peru, Dina Boluarte This Monday, I met with leaders of a dozen religious groups to promote dialogue and strengthen social peace in countries where anti-government protests are taking place. 50 people have died since December.

As the president’s office reported through a statement, the meeting was held at the government palace and was attended by representatives of the Peruvian Interfaith Council, which includes Christian, evangelical, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist organizations, among others.

In a meeting, Religious leaders declared that “peaceful, uncomplaining, And space will be opened for speaking, listening, and on the path of unity and development. “

In this sense, Laura Vargas, Executive Director of the Council, calls for the availability of the organization to “promote dialogue and forgiveness and, to that end, travel to areas where communication and peace need to be strengthened.” expressed gender.

Boruarte always noted, “I appreciated the interest and interest in participating in the quest for social peace in this country and stressed the need to maintain dialogue over the long term between all Peruvians.” said to

At the end of the meeting, Salvador Pinheiro Monsignor, president of the Interfaith Council and representative of the Conference of Bishops of Peru, said: “They pray that Peru will become a fraternity where tolerance, understanding and solidarity prevail. I am dedicated to

In addition, In a statement to the media, Pinheiro said that the Argentinean priest Luis Humberto Bejar, who was interrogated for calling for Voluarte’s resignation, Due to his intervention in Peruvian political affairs, he was disqualified from working as a parish priest in the southern region of Puno and retired to his home country to “reflect”.

“The Bishop of Puno, Monsignor Jorge Carrion, has revoked his license. Today we Peruvians feel more like brothers than ever before,” declared the Archbishop.

The meeting at the Government Palace was held the day after a mass commemorating the citizens who died in protests by Archbishop Carlos Castillo of Lima, who called for peace and “to find the wrong decrees, the propagandists of death”. rice field. .

Representative of the Union of Evangelical Christian Churches of Peru, Peruvian Men and Women Religious Council, Peruvian National Evangelical Council, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Peruvian Jewish Association, Peruvian Islamic Society, Peruvian Baha’i Community.

Likewise, members of the Episcopal Church of Peru, the Lutheran Church of Peru, the Soto Zen Buddhist Community of Peru, the Brahma Kumaris Peru, the Interdenominational Network of Women of Faith and Spirituality, and the Peruvian Youth Religious Network. , Religion for Peace, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Source: Biobiochile

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