His Exc. Mgr. Dario de Jesus Monsalve Mejia, Archbishop of Cali, talking to some media operators, reported that last Friday, December 16, strangers delivered leaflets to the Archbishop's house, in the center of Cali, with threats against him, apparently for the job which for several months he has been carrying out for the peace agreements between the government and the FARC.
"Death to the FARC, Santos and the
Communist clergy" is the message that we read in the leaflet, with
images of a noose and a skull.
The letter sent to Fides from a local source, reports the Archbishop's
words: "Those who distribute these things, these messages, do it because
they have heard something in the speeches of many of our politicians
and consider in the same way all those who are fighting for peace in
Colombia. Therefore soon it will be impossible to say the word peace,
let alone reach or even get close to groups in order to continue the
path of dialogue and coexistence".
In the political debate in fact there
are some factions who continue to reject any peace agreement, inciting
to resolve the situation with force.
The Archbishop also noted that Colombia needs to overcome the stage of
threats, leaflets and killings, and therefore launches an appeal to
Finally he said that he did not fear or feel
threatened, but will report these cases of intimidation to the
Prosecutor, so the authorities can investigate the origin of this