Implementing the Colombian Peace Agreement

Implementing the Colombian Peace Agreement

David Cortright of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies kept one of his most important meetings in Bogotá this morning in a week crowded with important appointments and developments.

Today's meeting was with Msgr. Hector Fabio Henao, director of the Pastoral Social of the Colombian conference of Catholic bishops.

The Church's role in ending 50 years of conflict in Colombia cannot be understated. It helps explain why the University of Notre Dame is playing so central a role in the peace process, and why the first thing that nominally Marxist revolutionaries request after abandoning their mountainous redoubts is to have a priest baptize their children.

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