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Dialogue table between the ELN and the government of Colombia.

Church to accompany peace talks between Colombian government, National Liberation Army

Aug 15, 2023

By ACI Prensa

Among the issues that will be addressed, in addition to pacification, are those of agrarian reform and institutional reform in... Read more

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino

Former Colombian guerrilla fighter sentenced in murder of Catholic archbishop

Dec 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino was murdered on March 16, 2002, by two hitmen on a motorcycle who were paid by... Read more

Pope Francis called on Colombians to “to continue along paths of reconciliation" in his June 28, 2022, message read at the Truth Commission final report in Bogotá.

Pope Francis encourages reconciliation in Colombia at Truth Commission presentation

Jun 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

A message from the pope was read at the June 28 presentation of the final report of the commission. Read more

Members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) line up in their camp on the banks of the San Juan River, Choco department, Colombia, Nov 20, 2017.

Bishops denounce crisis caused by armed groups in Colombian department

Jul 6, 2018

The bishops of the Chocó Department in Colombia denounced Thursday the crisis occurring in the impoverished region due to crime... Read more

Church in Colombia prepares for first National Day of Reconciliation

May 2, 2018

Inspired by Pope Francis' message during his 2017 visit to the country, the Church in Colombia is preparing to celebrate... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his May 25 2016, general audience in St. Peter's Square.

It's official: Pope Francis will visit Colombia September 6-11

Mar 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make a six-day trip to Colombia in September with four cities on... Read more

Child soldiers.

How Colombia's child soldiers are trying to begin again

Feb 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

Colombia is the only country in the Americas where there child soldiers can still be found.  Read more

Pope Francis meets with Colombian senator Alvaro Uribe (L) and president Juan Manuel Santos (C) at the Vatican, Dec. 16, 2016.

Pope Francis meets with Colombian leaders in wake of peace deal

Dec 16, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met Friday morning with Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and former president Senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez, as... Read more

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (L) shake hands with the FARC leader after signing a peace deal Sept. 26, 2016.

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

Oct 7, 2016

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to secure peace with the FARC... Read more

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (L) and FARC leader Timoleón Jiménez shake hands after signing the peace deal Sept. 26, 2016.

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

Sep 27, 2016

By Elise Harris

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin praised the signing of a peace agreement in Colombia on Monday, telling Colombians... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Cardinal Parolin to visit Colombia for signing of peace accords

Sep 19, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin will visit Colombia Sept. 26 to mark the signing of a long-awaited peace... Read more

Colombian pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, April 20, 2016.

Francis welcomes peace deal in Colombia

Aug 31, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis expressed his pleasure that peace negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels have been finalized,... Read more


Former Colombian hostages thank Pope for his prayers

Jun 6, 2012

A group of eight Colombians who were kidnapped for over ten years by the country's Marxist rebel group told Pope... Read more