Peru: Lima Cathedral holds mass with photos of 6,000 COVID-19 victims

Lima Cathedral hostel a special Corpus Christi mass on Sunday, honouring thousands of people who died with coronavirus across Peru as the country continues to struggle with the pandemic. Photographs of the COVID-19 victims can be seen laid on the benches, hanging on the walls and fixed at various stands in the cathedral's main hall. The initiative, proposed by Archbishop of Lima Carlos Castillo, aimed to denounce an alleged lack of action by the Peruvian government in tackling the pandemic and gathered nearly 6,000 photographs from the families of the victims to testify at the country's main church. «That's impressive because it reflects clearly to us that our people are speaking, saying no more indifference, frivolity and injustice,» the Archbishop said, stressing that the number of photos sent almost equals the country's death toll. Peru registered over 230,000 cases of coronavirus with at least 6,688 people dead with the disease.
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