Petro attends ancestral symbolic possession in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia | News
The elected president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, who will take office next Sunday, attended the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta this Thursday, where he took symbolic possession in an ancestral ceremony by the Arhuaco indigenous people.
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“In the ancestral possession of the president in the heart of the world. Arhuaca ceremony, ”wrote the next Colombian ruler on his Twitter social network account.
The Petro work team explained for its part that the future president, who will govern during the 2022-2026 period, “attended the ancestral symbolic possession. It was an arhuaca ceremony” by the Mamos, who are the wise men and spiritual guides of the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada.
On Thursday morning, Petro went to the Apostolic Nunciature, located in the north of Bogotá, the country’s capital, to hold a private meeting with religious authorities.
Church willing to mediate peace talks
According to statements offered by the appointed Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva, the clerics said they were willing to be mediators in the peace negotiations with the irregular armed groups.
“They are willing to collaborate in everything, there is a tradition regarding dialogues with the ELN, and naturally in the humanitarian dialogues on the Pacific Coast and in other places in the country that are highly complicated, the Church has always been permanently present,” he stressed. the future head of Colombian diplomacy.
Gustavo Petro, of the Political Coalition Historical Pact, will take office in a public ceremony next Sunday before special guests from around the world.