Colombian bishops, UN committed to relaunching the government-ELN peace talks (Fides) The Colombian conflict, which began in 1964 and has led to the death of over 175,000 civilians, has pitted the Colombian government against leftist guerillas. FARC (the main rebel group) and the government signed a peace agreement in 2016, and ELN (the 2nd-largest rebel group) declared a cease-fire during the Pope’s September 2017 apostolic journey.
New poll analyzes Americans' views on abortion (Marist Poll) 51% of Americans say they are pro-choice, while 44% describe themselves as pro-life. Only 21% of pro-choice Americans believe that abortion should be available at any time during pregnancy. 56% of Americans describe abortion as morally wrong (41% say it is morally acceptable), while 64% describe the abortion of unborn children with genetic disorders as morally wrong. 47% of those surveyed believe that human life begins at conception.