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  • As Pope Francis heads to Colombia, he faces a high-wire act

    • Sep 6, 2017

    Pope Francis heads off today for a five-day visit to Colombia, Latin America’s third most populous state and one of its most fervently Catholic countries. The pontiff will have to pull off a delicate balance, strongly endorsing a peace process to end a decades-long armed conflict but keeping some distance from controversial peace deals that Colombian critics believe give too much impunity to rebel groups for the violence.

  • Ahead of papal visit, Colombia signs peace deal with last remaining guerrilla group

    • Sep 4, 2017

    President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Monday that the agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) will be signed in Quito, Ecuador, where negotiations have been taking place since February. Ten Catholic bishops have been at the table from the beginning.