Peruvian bishops ask for loosening of church restrictions

Lima, Peru, Mar 21, 2021 / 04:39 pm (CNA).- The Peruvian Bishops’ Conference has asked President Francisco Sagasti to correct “excessive limitations” on church attendance put in place by the Ministry of Health to deal with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

“We are writing to you…to request your intervention in order to correct the criteria established for permitted church attendance for the faithful in the protocols that have been given to the provinces and regions of the country due to the pandemic,” the March 17 letter states.

Due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and the overwhelmed healthcare system, President Sagasti has announced classifications of the country’s regions into three levels, according to the severity of the pandemic: High, Very High and Extreme.

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