Peru: Bishop of the poor awarded

The national Co-ordinating Committee for Human Rights of Peru awarded Luis Bambarén SJ, Bishop of Chimbote and president of the Peruvian Bishops? Conference, a prize in recognition for his commitment to the neediest of the poor and for his struggle for human rights. ?I receive this prize with humility and deep satisfaction?, affirmed Mgr Bambarén, during the official ceremony held in Lima, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ?I feel that the prize is a recognition of the self-denial of priests, religious and lay Peruvians who have fought for the defence of the dignity and respect of the weak and the helpless.? [HL30106]