On Wednesday, February 09, 2022, H.E. Msgr. Fabio Duque Jaramillo, bishop of Armenia (Colombia) from 2003 to 2012 and then bishop of Garzón, died.
He was the first bishop outside of Italy to welcome Via Pacis into his diocese. He always had great esteem and confidence in the Association, and accompanied and followed the development of the Via Pacis Community in Armenia, with which he continued to maintain a bond even after his transfer to the diocese of Garzón.
We remember with affection his visits to Italy – the last of which on the occasion of the Meeting in 2019 -, his affability, his constant concern for the Colombian land, his great faith.
A great pastor, with great social and human sensitivity.
We thank God for the grace to have met him and to have been able to share a part of the journey together.