Pope Francis to visit Colombia, urges support for peace process

April 2, 2015 4:58 PM

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Pope Francis to visit Colombia, urges support for peace process

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Pope Francis will visit Colombia, the Vatican said on Thursday, as the pontiff urged Colombians to work for peace as the country conducts talks with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war.

The pope will add Colombia to an upcoming tour of Latin America, the Vatican said in a letter to the country's Catholic leadership, without specifying a date.

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