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Recognition of religion or belief in Peru

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of Peru are classified receptive.

Recognition of religion or belief in Peru


  • State privilege is bestowed to the Catholic Church.

  • A bilateral cooperation agreement is established between the Holy See and the Peruvian government; the accessibility for similar bilateral agreements to be established for other religious organisations and denominations remains unclear.

  • Different procedures exist for the registering of Catholic groups and organisations than for non-Catholic groups.

Positive elements:

  • Freedom of religion or belief is generally upheld by the government.

  • The government supports applicant groups in their registration process and facilitates relations with all religious groups.

  • Peru is close to dynamic status.


  • Establish distinct provisions for existential recognition separate from legal registration.

  • Establish a recognition agency that manages the established recognition system independently of government.

  • Revoke state privilege or apply it to all religious groups.

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