Thursday, 7 September 2017

Pope Francis visit Colombia to pray for peace

Pope Francis will tour Colombia on a five-day tour to pray for peace in the country and many hope this will help consolidate the country.

Pope Francis was welcomed on Wednesday afternoon into the country with crowds screaming and feeling happy and faithful threw flowers and help up children to be kissed.

The Pope is the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, and he was warmly welcomed as the crowds pops when he made its way gently from airport to Vatican embassy in central Bogota.

During the trip, Pope Francis told the people outside the embassy and his residence not to let anyone steal their happiness.
"Don't let anyone steal your happiness, don't let anyone steal your hope," Francis told people outside the embassy, his residence during the trip."
This visit will make  Pope Francis 20th foreign trips since he was made a Pope in 2013 and his fifth to his native Latin America.

Pope Francis will spend all of Thursday in Bogota and then make day visits to the cities of Villavicencio, Medellin and Cartagena before leaving for Rome on Sunday night.

The Pope visit will encourage reconciliation for Colombians as they prepare to recieve 7,000 former FARC fighters into society.

And aim to stop division after a war that killed more than 220,000 people and millions was displaced over five decades.

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