>> The Holy Father mobbed by well-wishers in Colombia on Wednesday. Thousands upon thousands lining up on the streets of Bogota to welcome Pope Francis. And with no barricades to hold the crowds back, some were able to get up real close and personal. Supporters say the long wait on the streets was worth it.
> Thank you for the work that you will do accompanying me on this trip. This trip is a bit special because it is to help Colombia move forward on the path towards peace.>> During his five day visit the Pope plans to meet with people whose lives were affected by the violence, and even some former FARC rebels, but he has no plan to meet with any of their leaders.
Now many in Colombia accuse the government of going easy on the rebels. As part of the deal former members or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, were given amnesty and even some seats in Congress. Pope Francis is expected to urge the Colombians to set aside their differences as he hinted to reporters on his plane.
This is Pope Francis fifth visit as pontiff to his native Latin America.