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A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National Army.

Marian statue untouched by car bombing at army base in Colombia

Jun 19, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National... Read more

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Colombian diocese condemns car bombing at army base

Jun 17, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Diocese of Cúcuta has condemned Wednesday’s attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of the National Army, and warned... Read more

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Catholic Church in Colombia welcomes freeing of hostages by ELN

Jun 16, 2020

The Colombian bishops have welcomed the release of several hostages by the National Liberation Army (ELN), a left-wing guerilla group.  Read more

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Terror cannot be the seed of peace, Bogota cardinal says after car bomb

Jan 19, 2019

Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's... Read more

Locals greet Pope Francis in Bogota, Colombia on September 7, 2017 during his September 6-11 papal visit to the country.

True peace hinges on the people, not bureaucracy, Pope says

Sep 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

On his last day in Colombia, Pope Francis said the peace process shouldn't be reduced to bureaucratic talks between two... 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 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, April 20, 2016.

After Colombians reject FARC deal, bishops urge prayers for peace

Oct 4, 2016

After Colombian voters narrowly rejected a peace deal with the FARC rebels on Sunday, the Archbishop of Tunja encouraged the... 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

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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