Peace in Colombia needs to be real, says bishop

.- Bishop Pablo Salas of El Espinal said this week that the Church in Colombia seeks to be an instrument of peace and a prophetic voice of justice and truth despite the lack of attention paid to her message.

According to Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Salas said that in spite of the respect enjoyed by the Church, little attention is paid to her message by those involved in the country’s civil conflict. The peace the country needs, he said, is not one found in cemeteries but rather one that is real and is brought about by all.

Bishop Salas also reflected on the rescue of Ingrid Betancourt saying that it is reason for hope, even though violence continues to mark the lives of Colombians.

Nevertheless, he said, the Church remains open to contributing whatever type of mediation possible that will help bring about peace in the country.


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