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Pope Lauds Colombia Peace Pact, Declines Truth Panel Role

Pope Francis has praised Colombia's peace deal but has declined an invitation to have a Vatican envoy help select judges for the proposed truth and justice commission. Francis pledged his support for the deal reached between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to end one of the world's longest-running conflicts. In a statement, the Vatican said the pope "reiterates his support for the goal of attaining the peace and reconciliation of the entire...

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