Peru bishop warns of harm to environment, livelihoods from oil spill

By Barbara Fraser, Catholic News Service
January 26, 2022

LIMA, PERU — After an oil spill fouled nearly 100 miles of shoreline north of Peru's capital city, the bishop of Callao, the seaport where the accident occurred, called for officials to repair the damage and care for “our common home.”

In a Jan. 23 message, Bishop Luis Barrera Pacheco called for those involved to “assume their responsibilities and commit to the immediate solution of this huge environmental damage that puts life in danger.”

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