Pope backs talks aimed at reconciliation in Colombia
Catholic World News - May 13, 2013
Pope Francis called for continued negotiations to bring about reconciliation after Colombia’s long struggle with rebel factions, as he met on May 13 with the country’s leader, President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon.
President Santos was in Rome for the canonization of Mother Laura Montoya, the first Colombian to be formally declared a saint. On the day after the canonization ceremony he met privately with the Pontiff.
A brief Vatican statement released after the meeting indicated that the talks had included a reference to “the undergoing process of peace,” and “the wishes that the parties involved carry on negotiations, inspired by a sincere search for the common good and for reconciliation.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($25,000 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!