Pope Francis urges Colombia to stick to peace after FARC deal

Pope Francis has celebrated mass in front of tens of thousands of Colombians, urging the country to put behind it the recently ended conflict between the government and the former rebel group FARC.

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    Pope Francis has celebrated mass in front of tens of thousands of Colombians, urging the country to put behind it the recently ended conflict between the government and the former rebel group FARC.

    The Vatican played a decisive role in last year's talks between the two sides that led to a peace deal.

    The pope called for an end to the ingrained inequality that sparked the 50-year long civil war.

     

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota.


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