Columbian rebels welcome Vatican encouragement for peace talks, but argue against haste
Catholic World News - April 29, 2014
Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have welcomed the Vatican’s encouragement of peace talks between the rebel group and the Columbian government, but argued against undue haste in reaching an agreement.
During an April 27 meeting with Colombia’s foreign minister, Maria Angela Holguin, Pope Francis called for perseverance in the search for a negotiated peace agreement. FARC welcomed that message from the Pontiff, but observed that the Holy Father had not called for a quick resolution. "The Pope has never said that (the peace process) should be accelerated,” a FARC spokesman told the Fides news service.
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