Event will take place at the main venue of the institution, located at Jirón Rio de Janeiro 488, starting at 11:45 a.m., within the framework of its 123rd Plenary Assembly.
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The Bishops of Peru will make a statement on the political crisis that the country is experiencing this Thursday, August 18. (Photo: Andina archive)
The bishops of Peru will issue a statement on the current political crisis in the country this Thursday, August 18, at the headquarters of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference (CEP), in the district de Jesús María.
According to the press announcement, the event will take place in the main venue of the institution, located in Rio de Janeiro jirón 488, starting at 11:45 a.m., within the framework of its 123rd Plenary Assembly.
The activity will be chaired by Monsignor Miguel Cabrejos, president of the CEP and the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), together with Cardinal Pedro Barreto, first vice president.
The second vice president, Monsignor Robert Prevost, will also participate; the Secretary General, Monsignor Norberto Strotmann; and the 56 bishops from all over the country, who have come to Lima for this appointment.
Hermanos y Hermanas periodistas, los Obispos del Perú daremos mañana JUEVES 18 de agosto a las 11:45 a.m. una #ConferenciadePrensa para dar a conocer nuestro Pronunciamiento sobre la crisis política en la que estamos hoy. Marcaremos posición sobre qué es lo mejor para el Perú. pic.twitter.com/C8fCXgtmHF
— Mons. Miguel Cabrejos (@CabrejosMons) August 18, 2022
The past 13 August, the Foreign Ministry of Mexico issued a joint statement with the governments of Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador to call on the institutions and political forces of Peru in order to strengthen dialogue and overcome the current tense political situation.
Through the official website of the Government of Mexico, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a “call to all the institutions and political forces of that sister Republic to strengthen political dialogue, as a tool to overcome the current situation that the country is going through ”.
Likewise, they expressed their confidence that “all national actors will privilege the construction of broad, inclusive consensus and participatory that allow strengthening the functioning of the political system established by the Constitution and the rule of law”.
Currently, President Pedro Castillo is facing calls for resignation from various congressional benches, for demonstrating, as they indicate, his inability to resolve the country's major problems, appointing ministers and officials without preparation and with serious s legal questions.