Dedication of a Parish in Lima, Peru
On Sunday, July 9, the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima, Juan Luis Cipriani, celebrated the Mass of dedication of the new parish church of St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, located in the district of San Borja in the Peruvian capital.
During the homily, Archbishop Cipriani recalled that on this date 64 years ago the apostolic work of Opus Dei began in their country, and he thanked God for the work “of those who, following in St. Josemaría’s footsteps, have given their lives to the service of the Church in Peru.”
Participating in the ceremony were the auxiliary bishop of Lima, Bishop Raúl Chau; the bishop of the Prelature of Juli, Bishop José María Ortega; the regional vicar of Opus Dei in Peru, Rev. Emilio Arizmendi; the parish priest of St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, Rev. Rafael Sevilla; as well as several priests from the archdiocese of Lima and the Prelature of Opus Dei. The Archbishop of Lima had words of thanks for the benefactors and architects who made possible the construction of the new church, completed in March 2017.
Romana, No. 65, July-December 2017, p. 319.