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Peruvian bishops issue election statement

Catholic World News - June 03, 2011

The bishops of Peru have issued a statement ahead of the June 5 presidential runoff between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori. Supporters of legalized abortion and same-sex marriage have backed Humala.

“In this decisive moment, we reaffirm the willingness of the Catholic Church--whose prime responsibility is to preach the Gospel of Christ died and Christ risen to proclaim the defense of life from conception to natural death, and specify the value of the family as an essential part of society--to cooperate for the historical, cultural and moral development of the country, as recognized by the Constitution of Peru,” the bishops said.

“We ask journalists and news media to inform with the utmost responsibility, differentiating their opinion from objectivity with regards to information,” they added.

The nation of 28.8 million is 88% Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.

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