Excitement has been high in Lima as Pope Francis greeted Peruvians on his first full day in the country.
A crowd gathered outside the nunciature as Francis blessed them.
He then headed to the southeastern city of Puerto Maldonado where anticipation has been building for the historic papal visit.
From the early hours of the morning, local residents walked to the area where the Pope was scheduled to speak.
Pope Francis arrived in Peru, as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appealed to the pontiff to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.