“The Peruvian Catholic Church wishes to express its immense joy at learning that, when making new cardinals, Pope Francis chose mgr. Pedro Barreto Jimeno, metropolitan archbishop of Huancayo, as a cardinal”. The Peruvian Bishops Conference (CEP) “makes its sincere congratulations to mgr. Pedro Barreto, currently the first deputy president of CEP, with fraternal joy and ensures him of its prayers and its support in the task that awaits him, as cardinal, for the universal Church. For the Catholic Church in Peru, this is an extremely meaningful and an epoch-making say, the Pope granted it another cardinal. As Peruvian Catholics, we feel greatly blessed”.