Peru Consecrated to The Sacred & Immaculate Heart
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has consecrated the country, his family and himself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Taking part in a National Day of Prayer in the capital Lima, Mr Kuczynski in his capacity as president offered the prayer of consecration, written by the Mission for the Love of God in the Whole World.
Participating in the event were important business and political leaders in the country.
Of the 21 prayer breakfasts that have been held in Peru, this is the first time a president attended. Event organiser Aldo Bertello Costa said that the intent of the breakfast is to pray for the leaders as well as to “bring to all Peruvians a message of optimism and reconciliation. Everyone united together for our beloved country”.
During the ceremony, President Kuczynski entrusted to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary “my government with all its workers and citizens who are under my responsibility.”
“I offer to Almighty God my thoughts and decisions as president so that he may use them for the good of our country and always bearing in mind the Ten Commandments in governing it”.
He asked God’s forgiveness “for all the transgressions I may have committed in the past, all those committed by the republic in the past, and for all those decisions that may have been made contrary to his commandments and I ask for his help in changing everything that separates us from him”.
The consecration received a mixed reaction on social media. Some celebrated the gesture, while others noted that some members of Mr Kuczynski’s party have recently promoted initiatives to decriminalise abortion and homosexual unions.—CNA