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Pope asks in Colombia for forgiveness for drugsmoordenaars

Pope asks in Colombia for forgiveness for drugsmoordenaars

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Pope Francis in his visit to Colombia to “forgiveness” asked for the “drugsmoordenaars”, by whom so many young people to the life. That he did in the city of Medellin.

In the 80’s, Medellin is the center of the drug-related violence in Colombia. The city was the home of the drug cartel headed by Pablo Escobar.

The pope speaks of a “painful reminder”. He asked his hearers to enquire of God, ‘”the hearts to repent” of “those who have the dreams of so many young people have destroyed”.

During his journey through the South American country called the pope the inhabitants also to be open to reconciliation with FARC rebels.

The group closed last year, the peace process with the Colombian government. In exchange for the submission of the weapons allowed FARC fighters back into the society.

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