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  • ‘Hate leads to hate, death to death,’ Pope Francis tells Colombia

    ‘Hate leads to hate, death to death,’ Pope Francis tells Colombia

    At a national prayer for reconciliation, Pope Francis in Colombia said families torn apart by pain related to the country’s long-running civil war deserve to know what happened to missing relatives, because truth and reconciliation are “inseparable”. He said it also means confessing what happened to children who were recruited bu guerillas and paramilitaries, and recognizing the pain of female victims of violence and abuse.

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  • Pope calls out Colombians, Latin Americans on bias against women

    Pope calls out Colombians, Latin Americans on bias against women

    Pope Francis travelled to Villavicencio in Colombia on Friday, one of the regions hit hardest by the country’s long-running civil war. Recovery and reconciliation, he told them, means moving beyond the burdens of the past, including antique biases against women rooted in “machismo,” which he said are rejected by the Gospel itself.

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  • Pope in Colombia: No life can be discarded, every life is a treasure

    Pope in Colombia: No life can be discarded, every life is a treasure

    At the end of a jam-packed day during his Sept. 6-11 trip to Colombia, Pope Francis was greeted by a group of people with various mental and physical disabilities, who appeared overjoyed and performed a typical cumbia dance for the pontiff. He told them, “All of this is your message, a world in which vulnerability is considered as the essence of the human person … because we are all vulnerable, all of us!”

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