Pope's arrival in Peru rescheduled

10:08 | Lima, Sep. 25.

Pope Francis will arrive in Peru on January 17, 2018, a day before his planned papal visit, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced.

The Pope's arrival was originally scheduled for January 18 at Callao's Air Group No. 8. 

"He [the Pope] will come from Chile, where he will make a stop. His stay in Peru will last until January 20. After that, he will fly back to Rome," the statesman pointed out.

During his stay, he will celebrate a papal mass in Lima and visit Trujillo (La Libertad) and Puerto Maldonado (Madre de Dios) cities.

Likewise, the Peruvian leader commented on his recent visit to the Vatican, where he officially extended the invitation for the Supreme Pontiff to visit the Inca nation next year. 

During the meeting, Mr. Kuczynski gave him a "varayoc" —an Inca stick and symbol of power— a portrait of Lady Undoer of Knots and a Peruvian soccer jersey with his name on the back.

Peru's Commander-in-Chief arrived at the Vatican Apostolic Palace on Friday to hold a private audience with the Holy Father. 

Mr. Kuczynski's wife Nancy Lange, as well as Peruvian Ministers Ricardo Luna (Foreign Affairs) and Alfonso Grados (Labor and Employment Promotion) joined the President on the occasion. 


Published: 9/25/2017