Loading
Colombian bishops’ proposal for pre-dialogue rejected by FARC
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Fabian Marulanda of Florencia, expressed regret Wednesday at the decision by the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) to reject the bishops’ proposal for a pre-dialogue with the government in order to iron out differences over a humanitarian agreement that would lead to the release of many hostages.

The proposal, which was endorsed by President Alvaro Uribe, was rejected in a statement released by the FARC on the internet.  The rebel group claimed Uribe’s acceptance of the plan was just a way for him to put another obstacle in the path towards an agreement.  The FARC expressed thanks to “the Church and to the president of the Colombian Bishops’ Conference in particular, Archbishop Augusto Castro, for their enormous effort for the release of all prisoners of war,” adding that, “we wish to encourage them to redouble their efforts in that sacred mission.”

“They vouch for the good intentions of the Church,” Bishop Marulanda said, “but in the end they reject the proposal with the excuse that, having been endorsed by the president, they consider it an obstacle to progress on the path to peace.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
Nov
1

Liturgical Calendar

November 1, 2014

All Saints

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 14:1-6

Gospel
Date
10/31/14
10/29/14
10/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Phil 1: 1-11
Gospel:: Lk 14: 1-6

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/31/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 14:1-6

Homily
Date
10/31/14
10/29/14
10/28/14