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Pope Francis pushes for peace during Colombia visit

Papa Francesco

POPE Francis arrived in Colombia for a Papal visit at a delicate time–  a 2016 peace treaty between the biggest leftist rebel group and the elected government is being implemented to put an end to a 52-year civil conflict. The deal disarms and demobilises the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known as the FARC, from their Spanish initials), but there ... Read More »

South American trip an eye-opener for Brisbane teens

Peruvian adventure

SILENCE struck 16 Catholic school students when they gazed at the list of 70,000 people killed or abducted in Lima up to three decades ago. Peruvians call the monument, “The Eye that Cries”. It preserves the memory of thousands who were killed or disappeared when terrorists roamed the city in the 1980s and 1990s. Immortalised on one of the 70,000 stones ... Read More »

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