Lima, (Perú) -- Recalling the Venerable Álvaro del Portillo
For the anniversary of the death of the Venerable Álvaro del Portillo, Masses were said in many cities of Peru, as was done in many other countries. In Lima, the celebration took place on Thursday March 21 in the Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, presided over by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Archbishop of Lima. Five hundred people took part. During his homily Cardinal Cipriani stressed Bishop de Portillo’s fidelity to his priestly vocation in service of the Church. Other bishops celebrating Masses included: Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura, in the Church of Maria Auxiliadora; Bishop Ricardo Garcia, Bishop-Prelate of Yauyos, in the Cathedral of St. Vincent of Cañete; Bishop Jesús Moliné of Chiclayo, in the chapel of the Santa Maria Reina School in Chiclayo; and Archbishop Juan Antonio Ugarte of Cuzco, in the Church of the Triumph.
Romana, n. 56, January-June 2013, p. 121.