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.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!