Peruvian bishops' conference chooses non-confrontational leadership
January 26, 2012
Peru’s Catholic bishops have chosen Archbishop Salvador Piñeiro Garcia-Calderon of Ayacucho as president of their episcopal conference. The vote was a setback for Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima.
Cardinal Cipriani, the primate of Peru, has been defeated four times as a candidate for the presidency of the episcopal conference. A member of Opus Dei and stalwart defender of Catholic orthodoxy, he may be seen by his colleagues as confrontational in his approach to pastoral problems.