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  • Church cautiously optimistic on Colombia peace deal

    Church cautiously optimistic on Colombia peace deal

    • Jun 26, 2016

    The Catholic Church in Colombia has played a key role in rebuilding trust between former enemies, and yet it’s greeting a new peace deal with caution because, as a leading prelate puts it, “It is one thing to stop war … it is quite another to build peace.”

  • Colombia’s Catholic Church insists peace deal must be real

    Colombia’s Catholic Church insists peace deal must be real

    • Jun 23, 2016

    “We need a clear sign from the table [discussing the deal] that the weapons will effectively, and not only symbolically, be given up and publicly destroyed,” said Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, head of the Colombian Bishop’s Conference, after the government and the country’s main guerilla group signed a peace deal on Thursday.

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