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Colombia's President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize, despite failed vote

Oct 7, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to secure peace with the FARC rebel group, despite the rejection of a proposed peace deal in a national referendum.

For Cardinal Parolin, Colombia's peace deal the start of 'a better future'

Sep 27, 2016 - 12:31 pm .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin praised the signing of a peace agreement in Colombia on Monday, telling Colombians that a better future is possible, while also stressing that reconciliation is a commitment everyone must make, and which begins with those who have suffered.

Cardinal Parolin to visit Colombia for signing of peace accords

Sep 20, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin will visit Colombia Sept. 26 to mark the signing of a long-awaited peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels.

Francis welcomes peace deal in Colombia

Aug 31, 2016 - 03:39 pm .- On Wednesday Pope Francis expressed his pleasure that peace negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels have been finalized, though he declined to send a representative to help select judges for a truth and justice commission.

Former Colombian hostages thank Pope for his prayers

Jun 6, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- A group of eight Colombians who were kidnapped for over ten years by the country's Marxist rebel group told Pope Benedict that his prayers sustained them during their captivity.

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