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Vatican defends Pope Francis against
Argentia ´dirty war´ allegations

Washington Post, by Jason Horowitz

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Posted By:Zarin, 3/15/2013 7:06:52 PM

Rome - The Vatican vigorously defended Pope Francis on Friday by seeking to discredit accusations that he failed to oppose and may even have collaborated with Argentina’s feared military junta during the so-called “dirty war” against left-wing activists. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, departed from his recent good cheer since the pope’s election to excoriate the criticisms in the press. He called the accusations against the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who served as a Jesuit provincial superior and then archbishop of Buenos Aires, stale and the work of

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Pope Francis has denied all accusations but the Left wing dictators of Argentina are angry at him.

Please remember to split long headline. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: richwill, 3/15/2013 7:13:07 PM     (No. 9227236)

The left never quits denigrating conservatives. They will do their d...dest to trash Pope Francis.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/15/2013 7:23:22 PM     (No. 9227245)

And so the war on God continues. What the left doesn´t realize is that the world fell in love with him at "Good Evening."

He is a wonderful representation of all that can be good and right with the world.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Zarin, 3/15/2013 7:26:22 PM     (No. 9227250)

We knew this was coming - they will repeat the lies about the 2 Jesuit priests until somebody believes it. I´m not sure how conservative Pope Francis is - I have seen him called a Peronist. But he is not as Left wing as the Kirchners - who seem like the Bill & Hillary of Argentina. He caught them lying about how their government policies were improving the plight of the poor and pretty much called them liars. He also vigorously opposed their secular ´reforms´ like gay marriage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/15/2013 7:34:49 PM     (No. 9227269)

WaPo writers should really consider what they are doing and look up the words "calumny" and "detraction."



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Reply 5 - Posted by: octrojan, 3/15/2013 8:16:46 PM     (No. 9227342)

Benedict was supposedly a Nazi-sympathizer. They won´t have any more luck with this charge than they did with Benedict.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mackrand, 3/15/2013 9:05:27 PM     (No. 9227401)

Argentia? Where is that?

By the way, I think Pope Francis is perfectly able to defend himself. This is getting interesting. With all due respect, I´m waiting to hear him kick some of the proverbial neggies to the curb.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 3/16/2013 1:02:43 AM     (No. 9227616)

It didn´t take long for Mr. Horowitz and all of the other Washington Post Catholic haters to mount a Palin like hate campaign - this will probably go on for years.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BarryNo, 3/16/2013 1:46:13 PM     (No. 9228316)

Poster #3 -- The Peronists call him a Marxist, and the Marxists call him a Peronist. Neither was obedient to the Lord Bergoglio served as the leader of the Jesuit order in Argentina at that time.
From the article: Vatican: anti-clerical campaign against pope By NICOLE WINFIELD | Associated Press – March 15, 2013
"Bergoglio said he had told the priests — Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics — to give up their slum work for their own safety, and they refused. Yorio later accused Bergoglio of effectively delivering them to the death squads by declining to publicly endorse their work. Yorio is now dead."

And from Argentines celebrate Francis as their ´slum pope´ By LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Associated Press – March 15, 2013
"Bergoglio never favored liberation theology because of its alliances with armed leftist guerrilla movements in the 1970s."






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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo, 3/16/2013 1:46:28 PM     (No. 9228318)

´Father Jorge´ Rose From Modest Roots By JOHN LYONS, KEN PARKS And MATTHEW COWLEY
LATIN AMERICA NEWS March 13, 2013
The new pontiff has walked a fine line politically in a country that has often been sharply divided between hard left and hard right. While he has frequently criticized the large gap between rich and poor in Latin America, he never followed many of his fellow Jesuits in pursuing Liberation Theology in the 1960s and 1970s, a movement that sought to lift the living standards for the region´s poor. The movement became entwined with Marxist ideologies that were inspiring armed rebellion across the region, in several cases against right-wing dictatorships.
"He didn´t want to politicize the company of Christ," his spokesman, Guillermo Marco, told Argentina´s Clarin daily.
and
"Pope Francis told his Argentine biographer that he regularly hid fugitives from the Argentine government, reported the Associated Press. And when two Jesuit priests were kidnapped, he said he convinced a Junta leader´s priest to call in sick so he might celebrate Mass at the general´s home and plead for mercy. The men were released."


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