The guerrilla group FARC has “greeted” Bergoglio after the words he said on Sunday, during the Angelus in the Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana, about Colombia’s “reconciliation” not being far away. In the note spread “from the mountains” of the country, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia addressed “the greetings of thousands of guerrilla men and women to the Pope, the brother of the poor, a missionary of peace and harmony, the Pope who loves and cherishes the Creation”. In the message to the Pope, the FARC stresses its “faith” in the fact, that Colombia will soon reach “reconciliation”.
Echoing what has been said by Bergoglio during the Angelus, the guerrilla group says that Colombia cannot afford “a fiasco”, referring thus to the negotiations with Bogotà which took place in Cuba in 2012. The FARC is asking the Pope to “continue to spread the good news of peace in Colombia and to help complete a national day of regret, when all those involved in the conflict, combatants and non-combatants, recognize their responsibility”, so that the conflict “never happens again”.