Argentine Pontiff to Visit Cities of Bogotá, Villavicencio, Medellín and Cartagena from 6-11 September
The Pope will be in Colombia at the beginning of September 2017. This was confirmed this afternoon, March 10, 2017, by the Holy See Press Office.
“Accepting the invitation of the President of the Republic and the Colombian bishops, His Holiness the Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Trip to Colombia from 6 to 11 September 2017, visiting the cities of Bogotá, Villavicencio, Medellín and Cartagena. The programme for the trip will be published shortly.”
The Vatican has been playing an important role in the peace process in Colombia between the government and the nation’s largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, referred often to as FARC.