Roman Catholicism in Peru

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The Catholic Church in Peru is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, the curia in Rome, and the Peruvian Episcopal Conference.

Catholics compose an estimated 85%-90% of Peru's population.[1] It has produced two famous saints of the "new world": St. Rose of Lima and St. Martin de Porres.

The Peruvian Catholic Church is divided into dioceses and archdioceses:

Province of Arequipa

Province of Ayacucho

Province of Cusco

Province of Huancayo

Province of Lima

Province of Piura

Province of Trujillo

Apostolic Vicariates

Military Ordinariate


  1. NyTimes 2013.
  2. "Elevazione della Prelatura Territoriale di Huarí (Perú) al Rango di Diocesi e Nomina del Primo Vescovo" (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2008-04-02.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>