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Peru: Pope Francis Is Given an Image of the ‘Virgin of the Door’

Given During This Week’s General Audience

One hundred Peruvian pilgrims came to yesterday’s General Audience, held in Paul VI Hall, to wish Pope Francis a good trip.

The Pontiff will leave on January 15, for his first Apostolic Journey of the New Year, which will take him first to Peru (January 15-18) and then to Chile (January 18-22). The pilgrims, residents in France for reasons of work, brought a gift to the Holy Father: the image of the Virgen de la Puerta [Virgin of the Door] very dear to the Peruvian people.

Pope Francis’ visit “is a sign of unity and hope for us all, and it will re-launch solidarity, justice and understanding for a future of peace for our people,” said the representatives of the Franco-Peruvian  Cultural Association of Essonne, France, as reported by L’Osservatore Romano.

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