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In Chile and Peru pope tackles tough issues urges compassion and unity

LIMA (CNS): A weeklong pastoral visit to Chile and Peru saw Pope Francis tackling many a politically charged issue. Addressing large audiences that included political leaders, he denounced human trafficking, decried environmental destruction, corruption and organised crime.
 

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The Herods of our day

LIMA (SE): Encouragement from the United Nations to the government of Brazil to give pregnant women free access to abortion to obviate the danger of the Zika virus causing any abnormality in new-born children was called an act of the Herod of all Herods by Juan Cardinal Cipriani Thorne, the archbishop of Lima, Peru.

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