Loading
President Uribe prays to Mary for ‘a Colombia free of terrorism’

.- After the recent release of five hostages being held by the Marxist rebel group FARC, the president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, traveled to the Cathedral of Our Lady of All Remedies in Riohacha to ask the Mother of God “to help us to have a Colombia that free of terrorism and is prosperous and upright, with social justice.”

According to the Colombian daily El Tiempo, during his visit to Riohacha to promote tourism in the area, Uribe set aside time to visit the cathedral and pray before Our Lady of All Remedies.

Uribe prayed for a Colombia that “obtains the release of the hostages, the elimination of kidnapping, the elimination of violence,” as well as “a Colombia that can defend itself from this economic crisis, that moves forward on a path of overcoming poverty, difficulties, and that Colombians have an upright, firm and prosperous attitude.”

“On this day we totally consecrate to you our lives, our work, our joys and sufferings, triumphs and failures. All that we are and all we have; our entire beings. We want you, as our spiritual Mother, to help us always and protect us from all danger to our souls and bodies. Obtain for us from your Divine Son Jesus Christ the graces and favors we ask of him through your intercession,” the president prayed. 

At the conclusion of his prayer, President Uribe promised Our Lady of All Remedies to “strive to be Catholics convinced of our faith and apostles of Jesus Christ in all circumstances.  We greet Our Lady of All Remedies with great devotion.”

The recent liberation of five hostages was achieved with the help of the International Red Cross.  Nevertheless, on Sunday the FARC detonated a car bomb near a police station in Cali killing three people.

According to El Tiempo, President Uribe said in Riohacha that the humanitarian efforts currently being made would be “carefully” reviewed so that they are not taken advantage of “by those interested in fostering terrorism.”


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?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
18

Liturgical Calendar

April 18, 2014

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42

Gospel
Date
04/18/14
04/17/14
04/16/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Is 52:13-53:12
Second Reading:: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel:: Jn 18:1-19:42

Homily of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42

Homily
Date
04/18/14
04/17/14
04/16/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: