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Church to take part in Colombian peace talks

April 05, 2016

The Colombian government has announced peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN), a communist guerilla group that has taken part in the nation’s conflict since 1964.

Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, the president of the episcopal conference, was hopeful that the talks would “integrate [the ELN] into society” and “end this war that makes no sense.”

At the invitation of the ELN, and with permission of the nation’s president, a Church delegation will be present during the negotiations.

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