Church helps people in Colombia reconcile after 52 years of conflict

Posted February 6, 2018 9:25 pm by Editor

Church helps people in Colombia reconcile after 52 years of conflict

UNITED NATIONS – In the complex peace process now underway in Colombia after 52 years of violent conflict, the Catholic Church works on many levels to replace a culture of violence with one of encounter.Hopeful speakers at a Feb. 2 United Nations forum described the incremental steps taken by former combatants and their civil society counterparts to seek reconciliation and a lasting peace.Colombian Archbishop Luis Castro Quiroga of Tunja, former president of the Colombian bishops’ conference, said one of the church’s roles is “helping people step away from vengeance and toward forgiveness and reconciliation.”The first steps are the most difficult

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