- Aug 11, 2020
Bolivian President Evo Morales implied in a Tweet that he and Pope Francis had discussed Bolivia’s territorial dispute with Chile during a meeting at the Vatican Dec. 15.
Jorge Quiroga, former president of Bolivia, and Andres Pastrana, former president of Colombia, met with the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on June 23. The men were grateful for Parolin’s call for humanitarian aid, free elections and the release of political prisoners, and expressed hope the international community would “insist and persist” on the Vatican’s recommendations.
After nine Bolivians were detained in a border area between their country and Chile and accused of robbery, Bolivian President Evo Morales wrote to Pope Francis asking for him to intervene. Chile and Bolivia have been at odds for centuries, and Morales would like for the pope to get involved.