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Pope urges peace, forgiveness in divided Colombia

Pope Francis held an open-air mass Thursday for hundreds of thousands of worshippers in Colombia, urging forgiveness as they seek a lasting end to half a century of civil war. Cheering crowds greeted the 80-year-old Argentine pontiff as he urged them to reject "vengeance" -- though some warned forgiveness was hard after so much violence. Francis earlier met with President Juan Manuel Santos, who has overseen a controversial peace deal with the FARC rebel force and a ceasefire with the last active guerrilla group, the ELN.
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