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Pope Francis in Colombia

IN PICTURES: Pope Francis arrived in Bogota, Colombia Wednesday on a five-day tour of the South American country, welcomed by President Juan Manuel Santos, thousands of catholics, groups of children and victims of the country's internal conflict.

On his whirl-wind visit, Francis hailed the peace accord in Colombia between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government as well as the peace talks being held between the National Liberation Army and the Santos administration.

The pope also called for a peaceful solution to Venezuela's internal affairs.

teleSUR looks at his visit through the lens of the camera.

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Pope Francis arrives for a mass at Simon Bolivar park in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 7, 2017.
Pope Francis arrives for a mass at Simon Bolivar park in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 7, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis addresses the crowd before giving a blessing from the balcony of the Cardinal
Pope Francis addresses the crowd before giving a blessing from the balcony of the Cardinal's Palace in Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 7, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis plants a tree during a visit to the cross of the reconciliation at Fundadores park in Villavicencio, Colombia, Sept. 8, 2017.
Pope Francis plants a tree during a visit to the cross of the reconciliation at Fundadores park in Villavicencio, Colombia, Sept. 8, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis leads the holy mass in Villavicencio, Colombia, Sept. 8, 2017.
Pope Francis leads the holy mass in Villavicencio, Colombia, Sept. 8, 2017. Photo:Reuters
A woman sells T-shirts with images of the pope as people arrive for a mass outside Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellin, Colombia, Sept. 9, 2017.
A woman sells T-shirts with images of the pope as people arrive for a mass outside Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellin, Colombia, Sept. 9, 2017. Photo:Reuters
People gather as they wait for Francis to lead mass at the Enrique Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin,Colombia, Sept. 9, 2017.
People gather as they wait for Francis to lead mass at the Enrique Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin,Colombia, Sept. 9, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis participates in an activity for priests, religious members and their families at La Macarena stadium in Medellin, Colombia, Sept. 9, 2017.
Pope Francis participates in an activity for priests, religious members and their families at La Macarena stadium in Medellin, Colombia, Sept. 9, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis visits the Hogar San Jose orphanage in Medellin, Colombia, Sept. 9, 2017.
Pope Francis visits the Hogar San Jose orphanage in Medellin, Colombia, Sept. 9, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis leads a mass at Enrique Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin, Colombia Sept. 9, 2017.
Pope Francis leads a mass at Enrique Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin, Colombia Sept. 9, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis greets people in a neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017.
Pope Francis greets people in a neighborhood in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017. Photo:Reuters
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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, Pope Francis and Santos’ wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez walk together at the airport in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis leads a mass at the Contecar harbor in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017.
Pope Francis leads a mass at the Contecar harbor in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017. Photo:Reuters
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