Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation in forthcoming trip

Posted June 24, 2017 5:59 pm by Associated Press

Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict. Francis will also pay homage to the patron saint of slaves, the 16th century Jesuit priest St. Peter Claver, when he travels to the former slave-trading hub of…

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