• Peace deal puts Colombia at heart of Year of Mercy

    Peace deal puts Colombia at heart of Year of Mercy

    • Sep 24, 2016

    Although scores of dignitaries will be on hand to sign Colombia’s peace deal Monday, the key to the success of the agreement between the government and the FARC rebels has been the priority given to the victims. A Jesuit who has been at the center of the process explains.

  • 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.

  • The personal stories of Christianity’s new martyrs

    • May 31, 2015

    BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Anti-Christian persecution is unquestionably a premier human rights challenge in the early 21st century. It’s happening not just in the Middle East but around the world, including nations where Christians are a strong majority. Compassionate concern over that stark reality should not short-circuit legitimate debate over the