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President of Colombia visits Westminster Abbey

Tuesday, 1st November 2016

President of Colombia visits Westminster Abbey

His Excellency Mr Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia and the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, visited Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 1st November 2016, during a State Visit to the United Kingdom.

The President, accompanied by Mrs María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos, was welcomed by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who invited him to lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

The Dean escorted the President on a short tour of the Abbey, before inviting him to sign the Distinguished Visitors’ Book.

The biggest challenge we face is actually time – getting all our work done alongside the daily routine of the Abbey as a working church, visitor attraction and home to 1,000 years of history.


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