Colombia FARC rebels seek Pope's backing in peace bid

The head of the FARC guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko speaks during a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (out of frame) in Havana on September 23, 2015Colombia’s FARC leftist rebel force called on Sunday for Pope Francis’s support to prevent other armed groups from disrupting its efforts to seal a peace deal with the government. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the country’s government say they are close to a deal to end a half-century conflict.

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