View From Rome
30 August 2017
View from Rome
On Wednesday the Pope flies to Colombia, fulfilling a promise he made to the country that he would visit provided a peace deal was agreed to end the long-running conflict between the Government and Farc militias.
One of the big events of the trip will be a large-scale prayer and reconciliation meeting with Farc representatives and the Government: Francis and the Holy See have been big supporters of President Juan Manuel Santos’ push for peace. While a deal to end the 52-year civil war has been signed, the country remains divided.
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