'Failure' Not an Option in Colombia Peace Process: Pope Francis

September 20, 2015 5:50 PM

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'Failure' Not an Option in Colombia Peace Process: Pope Francis

Havana: Pope Francis said Sunday that Colombia cannot afford "yet another failure" in peace talks to end a guerrilla war that has burned for more than half a century.

Speaking at the end of mass during his visit to Havana, where the two sides have been negotiating for nearly three years, the pope called on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government to achieve a lasting peace deal.

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