The pope drew parallels between the church’s work and that of Peter Claver, the patron saint of slaves, who worked as a missionary among Africans in Colombia during the 17th-century slave trade. The pontiff called him “austere and charitable to the point of heroism.”The pope used his visit to Colombia to emphasize the role of local Catholics.
Last year, when President Juan Manuel Santos put peace accords with the rebels up to a popular vote, Colombians rejected the deal by a narrow margin, with many feeling the fighters got off too easily. The agreement was modified slightly and then passed through Congress. Francis’ six-day visit is widely seen as an attempt to use the moral authority of the Vatican to temper lingering resentment.
The memory of the land mine that tore off the leg of Helena González’s nephew years ago is still fresh. González (25), has spent much of her life fearing more attacks by Colombia’s Marxist rebels against her family. And last year, when given the chance to vote on a peace agreement to end a half-century of conflict, she joined the majority of Colombians in voting against the deal. “The pope may forgive them,” González said, coming out of church in the capital, Bogotá, this week.
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