Posts Tagged ‘Dirty-war’

Pope Francis helps bring Argentine bishop’s killers to justice

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Documents provided by Pope Francis have been used in a trial which saw two retired Argentine military officers found guilty of murdering a bishop. Bishop Enrique Angelelli of the north-western La Rioja diocese in Argentina was murdered in 1976 when the vehicle he was driving was forced from the road. This was at the beginning Read more

New book says Pope Francis acted like a secret agent

Friday, October 11th, 2013

As Jesuit provincial in Argentina, Pope Francis showed the abilities, prudence and shrewdness of a secret agent to save the lives of more than 100 people during the nation’s Dirty War in the 1970s. This is the assessment of Italian journalist Nello Scavo, who has just released a book recounting Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s efforts Read more

Nobel laureate refutes allegations against Pope Francis

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

An Argentine pacifist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 has come to the defence of Pope Francis’s actions between 1976 and 1983, when the military ruled the nation. Adolfo Perez Esquivel said Pope Francis preferred to carry out a “silent diplomacy” in helping victims, rather than leading a more public outcry during Argentina’s Read more

Bergoglio not complicit in Argentina Dirty War says Aljazeera

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Aljazeera Friday, discredited media reports that former Buenos Aires Cardinal, Jorge Mario Bergoglio played a major role, if any in Argentina’s brutal military dictatorship. Aljazera reports claims suggesting that Bergoglio was friendly with the military dictatorship seem less credible because Bergoglio was a young priest at the time of the Dirty War. Media have released a Read more

Bergoglio a humble man with controversial past

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Pope Francis is being painted as a humble and simple man, but CNN reports, his past is tinged with controversy. Questions linger about Bergoglio’s actions during the nation’s dark days: the so-called Dirty War, when Argentina was ruled by dictators. Possibly the darkest period during Bergoglio’s rise to power took place when he served as Read more

Jesuits post statement on Bergoglio and kidnapped Jesuits

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The Vatican, Friday rejected accusations Pope Francis had failed to stand up for Orland Yorio and Francisco Jalics, two Jesuit priests who served under him when they were kidnapped by the military in 1976, during the so-called Dirty War in his home country of Argentina. Margaret Hebblethwaite has been watching Cardinal Bergoglio for the last 10 Read more