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Colombian diocese, with some U.S. support, helps flood of Venezuelans

Colombian diocese, with some U.S. support, helps flood of Venezuelans

| Manuel Rueda | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every weekday before she heads to work, Angelica Tesorero takes her small children to a day care center run by the Diocese of Cucuta.

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Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as Church elder

Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as Church elder

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anitalia Pijachi, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her people to Pope Francis, an elder of the Catholic Church.

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Colombian churches help Venezuelan soldiers who have deserted

Colombian churches help Venezuelan soldiers who have deserted

| Manuel Rueda | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pvt. Andry Rosales hugged a Colombian soldier and broke into tears as he surrendered himself to this country’s military.

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More than 1,000 Catholics ask church to seek pardon for role in conflict

More than 1,000 Catholics ask church to seek pardon for role in conflict

| David Agren | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lilia Yaya recalls being unwelcome in the Catholic Church. Her father, a communist political organizer and labor leader, was excommunicated from the church for his views and activism. Yaya was singled out as a troublemaker in her Catholic school for her father’s political activities.

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Flying to Colombia, pope asks prayers for Venezuela

Flying to Colombia, pope asks prayers for Venezuela

| Cindy Wooden | September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Flying to Colombia, with a flight plan changed to avoid Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean Sea, Pope Francis told reporters that Colombia and its neighbor, Venezuela, were in his prayers.

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Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end civil war

Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end civil war

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though the people of Colombia rejected the terms of a peace accord ending more than 50 years of civil war, the Nobel committee chose Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

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