Posts Tagged ‘dictatorship’

Pope orders Vatican to open its files on Argentina junta Comments 1

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Pope Francis has ordered the Vatican to open its files on Argentina’s military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. The Pope’s order came after a meeting he had last week with Lita Boitano, 83, whose two sons “disappeared” during the dictatorship. They were among the 20,000 people who were made to “disappear” by the Argentinian authorities, Read more

Brazil’s bishops admit some prelates backed military dictatorship Comments 0

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Brazil’s Catholic bishops’ conference has acknowledged that some of its members supported the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. Some bishops backed the junta in order to combat communism. Continue reading   Related Posts:NZ does not recognise Catholic order’s passportsRio Olympics ‘missed opportunity’ to help Brazil’s…Priest kidnapped in Yemen alive, says Read more