Independent Catholic News logo Welcome Visitor
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Colombia: New Archbishop offers mediation
Comment Email Print
 The new Archbishop of the Colombian diocese of Cali has condemned kidnapping as the worst crime against humanity and has offered to mediate the release of deputies of the country's Cauca Valley and other hostages. In his first media interview since his appointment at the weekend, Archbishop Juan Francisco Sarasti Jaramillio also called for the Colombian government and guerrillas to be more flexible so that new ways towards peace can be fully explored. "We are surfeited of the ways of violence and beyond being necessary, it is urgent to try other ways for peace," said Archbishop Sarasti. "The Catholic Church will continue to journey toward peace, a peace that must come from man's heart". The new head, a native of Cali, succeeds Isaias Duarte who was killed in March this year as he got into his car after celebrating Mass. It is thought the late Archbishop's murder was a consequence of his outspoken opposition to guerrillas and drug trafficking in Colombia.
Share:  Bookmark and Share
Tags: None

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: