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Dina Boluarte, president of Peru, took part in an interfaith prayer ceremony on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. “We Pray for Peru 2023” was organized by the Interreligious Council of Peru–Religions for Peace and hosted in a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Isidro, Lima, Peru. The event was also broadcast.
Upon her arrival, President Boluarte was welcomed by Monsignor Salvador Piñeiro, head of the Interreligious Council of Peru; Elder Oswaldo Soto, an Area Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and Laura Vargas, executive secretary of the Interreligious Council of Peru. The president was also accompanied by various state ministers and civil leaders.
The Interreligious Council of Peru–Religions for Peace brings together leaders from many religions in Peru, including the Catholic Church, Evangelical Presbyterian and Reformed Church of Peru, Jewish Association of Peru, Islamic Association of Peru, Sōtō Zen Buddhist community, Bahá’í community of Peru, the Church of Jesus Christ and other faiths.
During the ceremony, participants prayed for children, women, the elderly, indigenous peoples, migrants and those who are sick. They also prayed for democracy, unity, peace, the fight against corruption and guidance to face crisis.
Elder Soto prayed for successful marriages and families.
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