Colombian bishops urge government to accept proposed changes in peace accord with FARC
October 31, 2016
Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga of Tunja, the president of the Colombian bishops’ conference, has encouraged President Juan Manuel Santos to accept proposed changes in a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
In a closely contested referendum, the people of Colombia voted on October 2 not to approve the peace accord, sending negotiators back to the bargaining table. Since that time, more than 400 proposals have been submitted for changes in the agreement.
“We ask the president of the republic and the institutions responsible to accept the contributions that emerge from the various groups of society to develop this project,” said Archbishop Castro.
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- The Bishops ask the President to accept the proposed changes to the peace agreements (Fides)
- Colombian bishops: rejection of peace agreement is cause for reflection, dialogue (CWN, 10/4)
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