Page 5, 4th October 1957

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Page 5, 4th October 1957 — St. Joseph is the Patron of Peru

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Organisations: Congress
Locations: Lima


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St. Joseph is the Patron of Peru

In response to a request from the Peruvian hierarchy. the Holy Father has named St. Joseph as Patron of Peru.

The country's devotion to him dates back to 1560, when a Confraternity of St. Joseph was founded al the Cathedral of Lima. When Peru achieved its independence. the national Constitutional Congress of 1828 issued a decree declaring St. Joseph Patron of the republic.

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