12/10/2017 Society

Peru: Pope's meeting with indigenous peoples confirmed

Pope Francis will meet with Puerto Maldonado's indigenous peoples as part of his visit to the city next January, Monsignor David Martinez Aguirre de Guinea affirmed.

 

Pope Francis with President of Peru Pedro pablo Kuczynski

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The gathering will take place outside Puerto Maldonado Coliseum.

Afterwards, the Supreme Pontiff will pay a visit to vulnerable children and teenagers in local homeless shelters. Said activities were announced in a release issued by Peruvian Episcopal Conference (CEP).

 

Pope Francis with President of Peru Pedro pablo Kuczynski

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Martinez also stressed Puerto Maldonado's authorities are taking care of the necessary arrangements for His Holiness' arrival. Moreover, he stated locals will fit out their houses to provide alternative accommodation for thousands of visitors expected. Pope Francis' schedule also includes visits to Lima and Trujillo cities.

 
 

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