Pedro Castillo will visit Pope Francis in October

Pedro Castillo will visit Pope Francis in October

The Peruvian president finalizes details of his visit to Pope Francis with the Vatican Secretary of State

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Pedro Castillo will visit Pope Francis in October

The Peruvian president finalizes details of his visit to Pope Francis with the Vatican Secretary of State. (Photo: Presidency)

The President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, finalized the details of his visit to Pope Francis, scheduled for next October, with the Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin.

< p itemprop="description" class="story-contents__font-paragraph">The Peruvian president and the representative of the Holy See also evaluated this Wednesday the relations between our country and the Vatican, within the framework of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

It should be noted that in December 2021 the Supreme Pontiff invited Castillo Terrones to visit the Vatican “promptly”, as reported at the time by the then minister of Foreign Affairs, Oscar Maúrtua.

“In this sacrosanct month of December, I have conveyed to the Holy Father the special greetings of the Head of State, Pedro Castillo, to whom Pope Francis has also extended the warmest invitation to have him visit the Vatican soon,” he declared. Maúrtua to the Peruvian media.

Speaking to the press after participating in a special audience with the Supreme Pontiff, the then chancellor stated that he had broadcast the The president's greeting to the leader of the Catholic Church, as part of the Nativity.

Every year, Saint Peter's Square, in front of the basilica, exhibits a Portal de Belén during the festivities and last year one from South America was chosen for the first time, specifically a or with motifs from the Peruvian Andean town of Choppca.