AMERICA/COLOMBIA - The Bishops ask the President to accept the proposed changes to the peace agreements

Friday, 28 October 2016 politics   armed groups   bishops  

Bogota (Agenzia Fides) - The President of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia (CEC), His Exc. Mgr. Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, has asked President Juan Manuel Santos to accept the proposals on behalf of the different sectors of society to change the peace agreements signed between the government and FARC. "We ask the President of the Republic and the institutions responsible, to accept the contributions that emerge from the various groups of society to develop this project (of peace), which must at the same time favor national unity, and respond to the many problems we have", said Mgr. Castro Quiroga, according to the statement sent to Fides.
The President of the CEC met former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and other political leaders of the country on Wednesday, October 26, to discuss the peace process with FARC. According to local sources, after the 'no' to the agreements enshrined in the 2 October referendum, President Santos met with representatives of the opposition and received about 445 different proposals for changes and clarifications to the peace agreement signed on 26 September. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 28/10/2016)