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Merkel awarded Lamp of Peace in Italy

IANS  |  Assisi (Italy) 

German on Saturday received the Lamp of Peace award from the Franciscan order at a Basilica in in a ceremony attended by Colombian

Following the ceremony at the in the central town of Assisi, and Santos were due to meet acting Italian Paolo Gentiloni, news reported.

received the award for her "reconciliation efforts in favour of the peaceful coexistence of people".

The lamp is a reminder the Catholic order gives to world leaders that humanity wishes to leave behind the darkness of violence and allow the world to enter the light, organizers said.

Santos was granted the award in 2016 for his efforts to promote a peace process with the now-disbanded FARC rebels, which also won him a the same year.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 19:48 IST
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