November 8, 2012. (Romereports.com) After presenting his credentials to the Pope, Colombia's new ambassador said that during his conversation with the Pope, he was quite surprised to see that he was well informed of Colombia's ongoing peace talks.
GERMÁN CARDONA GUTIÉRREZ Colombia's Ambassador to the Holy See “What struck me the most was the moving way in which he asked me to tell president Juan Manuel Santos, that he is sincerely interested in Colombia's peace talks. He said he hopes peace can become a reality for our country.”
Germán Cardona Gutiérrez also thanked the Pope for recently appointing a new Colombian cardinal. The future cardinal Rubén Salazar, also serves as the President of Colombia's Episcopal Conference.
GERMÁN CARDONA GUTIÉRREZ Colombia's Ambassador to the Holy See “It's a big responsibility because with a new cardinal, we could also have the opportunity to build and improve our relationship with the Catholic Church.” Among those possibilities is an invitation Colombian bishops offered to Benedict XVI back in June, when they asked him to visit Colombia.