Priest Mauro Vallejo and schoolchildren participate in a parade for World Environment Day in front of the Los Descalzos Franciscan convent in Lima

 
Priest Mauro Vallejo and schoolchildren participate in a parade for World Environment Day in front of the Los Descalzos Franciscan convent in Lima
Priest Mauro Vallejo (C) and schoolchildren participate in a parade for World Environment Day in front of the Los Descalzos Franciscan convent in Lima June 5, 2012. The 400-year-old convent established during Spanish rule holds many valuable views of art, books, documents and architecture, on display at its museum. Director of Descalzos Foundation Alberta Alvarez of Spain, is working together with the Franciscan order and a municipal programme for the recovery of the historic centre of Lima and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECI) to restore, preserve and manage the museum and the convent for posterity, according to their news release. The convent is also home to seminarians, priests and elders of the Franciscan order and a community assistance centre. REUTERS/Vera Lentz (PERU - Tags: EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT)