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Peru: no charges for Catholic society leader accused of sex abuse
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 19, 2017 4 comments

Peru: no charges for Catholic society leader accused of sex abuse

Peru’s attorney general will not seek charges against Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV) founder Luis Figari for sex abuse for lack of evidence. After an investigation which lasted over a year,  Full Article »

New criminal allegations against Catholic society in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 13, 2016 Leave a comment

New criminal allegations against Catholic society in Peru

Former members of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV) Catholic society have formally accused founder Luis Fernando Figari and other leaders of new crimes. Five former members have presented sworn statements  Full Article »

Catholic society says founder guilty of sex abuse in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Catholic society says founder guilty of sex abuse in Peru

The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV) apostolic society has declared its founder, Luis Fernando Figari, guilty of sexual abuse against minors. Five months after Pedro Salinas’s book “Half Monks, Half Soldiers”  Full Article »

Church disowns bishops’ comments on Peru’s candidates
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Church disowns bishops’ comments on Peru’s candidates

Peru’s conference of bishops has issued a statement to override recent condemnations of specific presidential candidates by regional bishops. A controversy emerged with less than two weeks before Peru holds general  Full Article »

Peru: tens of thousands march against abortion in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: tens of thousands march against abortion in Lima

Lima closed two of its main avenues to accommodate tens of thousands of demonstrators in the annual March for Life protest on Saturday. The pro-life march started at the intersection  Full Article »

Three priests murdered by Shining Path beatified in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 7, 2015 1 comment

Three priests murdered by Shining Path beatified in Peru

Three priests who were murdered by Shining Path rebels in 1991 became Peru’s first martyrs beatified by the Catholic church on Saturday. Twenty-thousand people attended the beatification ceremony at Manuel  Full Article »

Catholic society rocked by sexual abuse allegations in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Catholic society rocked by sexual abuse allegations in Peru

Peru’s attorney general has opened a sexual abuse investigation into Luis Fernando Figari, founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV) apostolic society. Last Sunday investigative news program Cuarto Poder featured  Full Article »

Señor de los Milagros processions begin in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Señor de los Milagros processions begin in Lima

Peru’s annual Señor de los Milagros processions began in Lima last Saturday and continue throughout the month. One of South America’s largest Catholic celebrations has its roots in Peru’s colonial  Full Article »

Newspaper cancels Lima archbishop’s column over plagiarism
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Newspaper cancels Lima archbishop’s column over plagiarism

Leading Peruvian newspaper, El Comercio, has cancelled the column of Cardinal Juan Cipriani after two counts of plagiarism were revealed. El Comercio, the country’s oldest privately owned newspaper and widely considered  Full Article »

Peru’s cell phone tracking law faces little opposition
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s cell phone tracking law faces little opposition

A decree requiring telecommunications companies to provide police with the identity and location of cell phones has few critics in Peru. The cell phone tracking law known as “geolocalization,” which  Full Article »