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Peruvian bishops issue election statement

February 23, 2016

Stating that “our political system is affected by high levels of corruption,” Peru’s bishops have issued a reflection as the April 10 general election approaches.

The bishops called upon voters and candidates to address corruption, to work for “higher levels of justice and equity” and “respect for the rights of all Peruvians,” and to seek alternatives to an economy based on the extraction and export of raw materials.

The bishops also urged voters to “verify the commitment of the candidates to the integral defense of life and the care of creation.”

The nation of 31.2 million is 89% Catholic.


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