Nuestra Señora de la Evangelización According to tradition based on the oldest chronicles, the image of Our Lady of the Evangelization was a gift to the newly-created Diocese of Lima by Emperor Charles V from Spain around the year 1540. It is therefore one of the oldest images that is venerated in the region. The image has always presided over the synods in Lima that have been very influential in deepening the concept of evangelization in Latin America. In 1985, during his first visit to Perú, John Paul II crowned her and consecrated the nation to her. Three years later, on the occasion of the Eucharistic and Marian Congress of Bolivia, JPII gave her a Golden Rose.


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