Categories: AmericasNews

Pope prays for success of Colombia peace talks in Cuba

Representatives of FARC and the Colombian government have been holding talks in Cuba since late 2012
Vatican officials ruled out a Pope Francis meeting in Cuba with representatives of the Colombian government and a Colombian rebel group, but the Pope offered public prayers for the success of their peace talks.
“May the blood shed by thousands of innocent people during long decades of armed conflict, united to the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ crucified, sustain all the efforts being made” for peace, including the peace talks in Cuba, the Pope said.
Reciting the Angelus after Mass on Sunday in Havana’s Revolution Square, the Pope said, “We do not have the right to allow ourselves yet another failure on this path of peace and reconciliation.”
Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known by the Spanish acronym FARC, and of the Colombian government have been holding talks in Cuba since late 2012. Over the course of five decades, the fighting between guerrillas and government forces has claimed some 220,000 lives.
After the Mass in Havana, Pope Francis personally thanked Cuban President Raul Castro for hosting the peace talks, and he prayed that “the long night of pain and violence” in Colombia finally would give way to “an unending day of concord, justice, fraternity and love” with respect for the law, “so that there may be lasting peace.”
by Catholic News Service
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/09/21/pope-prays-for-success-of-colombia-peace-talks-in-cuba/

This post was published on September 21, 2015 10:21 am

Share
Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict is a Catholic who wants nothing but to spread the catholic faith to reach the ends of the world. Make this possible by always sharing any article or prayers posted on your social media platforms. Remain blessed

Recent Posts

Is it right to kiss the Eucharist?

Is it right to kiss the Eucharist?

Question: Is it right for a faithful to kiss the eucharist before receiving? Answer: One of the things to remember…

5 days ago

Is it a lie to tell children about Santa Claus?

Is it a lie to tell children about Santa Claus? Full Question: It seems to me that telling children about…

2 weeks ago

Prayer for the Morning. November 8, 2022.

Prayer for the Morning. November 8, 2022. Come, let us worship the Lord our God,who leads us from death to life!…

4 weeks ago

2 Short Powerful Prayers to banish evil from a house or room

Dispel the powers of darkness that may be in this room and protect me this night ... These 2 Short…

1 month ago

Prayer for the Morning. November 4, 2022.

Prayer for the Morning Come, let us praise the Lord our God,as we recall Saint Charles! Glory to the Father, and…

1 month ago

Prayer for the Morning, November 3, 2022.

Prayer for the Morning Arise, bless the Lord, your God,/from eternity to eternity! (Neh 9:5) Glory to the Father, and to the Son,and…

1 month ago