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Catholic Church urges peace between Colombia and Venezuela

July 27--In the wake of last week’s decision by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to break off diplomatic ties with Colombia, bishops from both countries expressed their firm intentions to cooperate and improve bonds between the two nations.

Catholic Church urges peace between Colombia and Venezuela

According to the website of the Colombian Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Ruben Salazar Gomez said he hopes “to return to having peaceful and fraternal relations,” and he called for solidarity with those suffering from the Venezuelan decision to break off ties.

“It makes no sense that we are incapable of solving problems…our nations deserve to live in peace,” said Archbishop Gomez, adding that “the climate of mutual mistrust” between both governments must be overcome. Colombia’s president-elect Juan Manuel Santos previously expressed the importance of having strong relations with neighboring countries.
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