Pope not involved in Colombian peace deal- Vatican

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Pope Francis has turned down a request to play a role in the peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group.

The Vatican in a statement issued on Wednesday in in Vatican City said that an invitation was sent to his Holiness in early August to appoint a representative to participate in the committee that selected the judges for the talks.

The statement said that though Pope Francis supported the peace process, he, however, reiterated that he would not get involved in Colombian peace deal.

It said that Pope was praying for the enlightenment of the hearts and minds of those who were called to promote the common good of the Colombian nation.

A deal was announced last week, putting an end to five decades of internal conflict between government forces and the FARC rebels.

The agreement, which needed to be ratified…

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